Coordinated entry, done right, involves a re-examination of a community’s entire homelessness system. In this recording of a webinar that originally streamed Sept. 9, 2015, speakers provide an overview of coordinated entry, as well as the critical components: access, diversion, assessment and prioritization, and referral. This webinar recording is meant for communities just getting started with coordinated entry, as well as those working to improve existing strategies.
This sample master list is meant to serve as a model for communities following the Alliances “Five Steps to End Veteran Homelessness.” Creating and maintaining a master list of homeless veterans in your community is meant to ensure that service providers and partners that are working together to end veteran homelessness are on the same page and have a clear set of people who require housing. Also included with the sample list are answers to several frequently asked questions.
On November 5, 2014, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, in partnership with the National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance), convened a panel of experts to discuss assessment tools that communities are using to allocate homeless assistance and to consider the evidence base for the questions used in the tools. This report summarizes a panel discussion about assessment tools that communities are using to allocate homeless assistance.
This webinar, conducted on April 11, 2013, discussed coordinated assessment and system change, including how communities can deal with obtaining buy-in to coordinated assessment, individual program eligibility requirements, wait lists, and resource allocation. Speakers included the Alliance's Kim Walker, Matt White from Abt Associates, and Suzanne Wagner of Housing Innovations, LLC.
Conference Presentations from 1.3 Coordinated Assessment 101: Understanding the Basics at the 2013 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness