December News


Important December News Updates! 

Website Maintenance Monday, 12/08 at 8pm, ServicePoint Direct URL

website building will briefly be offline for maintenance on Monday 12/08 at 8pm. This downtime is completely separate from the HMIS, and you can still access ServicePoint via

2014 HMIS Data Standards Impact on Reports


After the update to the 2014 HMIS Data Standards was completed, CHIN evaluated existing reports to determine which reports need to be updated for the new data standards. The CHIN Data Committee will prioritize the modifications needed. The list of reports and update status is available here. That file indicates whether a report has been updated […]

ServicePoint Upgraded and SSVF Export in CSV Now Available


Friday, November 7, ServicePoint was upgraded to v5.11.5.  This version has the SSVF export available in CSV format. Below is more information from the VA Repository Staff:

2014 HMIS Data Standards


Any CHIN users who have not watched the training webinar and passed the quiz, can still do so.  Use the links below, and then email to let us know you’ve passed the quiz.  We’ll check the results and get your license reinstated.

CHIN News-June 2014

CHIN Program Changes Due to a recent restructuring of the CHIN program, we will be saying goodbye to three of our staff at the end of June. Thurston Alexander-Smith started in our Help Desk and Advanced Technical Support departments.  He then transferred his skills over to the Reports Department where he was responsible for ART […]

CHIN News-May 2014

Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) Trainings North Carolina communities have organized two trainings on the full Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (SPDAT) for case workers  in June. The SPDAT is a tool that can help CoCs improve intake processes and learn how to use existing resources to help individuals and families access programs and […]

CHIN News-April 2014

Data Monitoring There’s more to HMIS than just data entry. An end-user must know how to review the data they’ve entered. Save yourself and your agency a lot of hassle cleaning up dozens of data errors down the road by tracking your data monthly for missing or incongruent data elements. To start check the Data […]

CHIN News-March 2014

Reports Update Focus Strategies, a consulting group from California, is conducting a review of ART reports and their use in an attempt to provide guidance to CHIN on ways to improve our reports. As part of our preparation for that work, CHIN staff has done some clean-up of reports.  We removed reports that were no […]

CHIN News-February 2014

ServicePoint Offline February 7th from 12:00-2:00 PM ServicePoint will be offline on Friday, 2/7/13, from 12:00-2:00 pm to run a maintenance script. We appreciate your understanding in this matter and apologize in advance for any inconvenience.   Point In Time Report CHIN will be running one Point in Time report for each agency.  The report […]