Toolkits | March 13, 2012
To learn more about how to incorporate prevention and diversion into your coordinated assessment process, please see our companion Prevention and Diversion Toolkit.
These tools can be used for communities to help them think through what their coordinated assessment system should look like as well as how it will operate.
Webinar: Coordinated Assessment and System Change (National Alliance to End Homelessness, Abt Associates, Housing Innovations, LLC)
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 Presentation, "Coordinated Assessment 101: Understanding the Basics" (2013 National Conference on Ending Youth and Family Homelessness
This presentation includes some basic information and questions communities should ask on beginning planning and implementation of a coordinated assessment process.
Conference Presentations from “Developing System-wide Prioritization and Targeting Standards” (2013 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness)
The new Continuum of Care regulations mandate that communities develop written standards that lay out eligibility and prioritization criteria for transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing programs. This workshop, which included representatives from HUD, discussed how homeless assistance systems can take advantage of this new opportunity to codify best practices in terms of targeting and service matching across the system and integrate their new written standards with their coordinated assessment processes. HUD representatives provided guidance on how to develop the standards and which populations communities might consider prioritizing.
Conference Presentations from “Coordinated Assessment” (2012 National Conference on Ending Homelessness)
This workshop included an overview of the key concepts of coordinated assessment, information on coordinated assessment models from Philadelphia, Dayton, and Los Angeles, and content on issues that may develop around coordinated assessment.
Webinar: Implementing Coordinated Assessment Under the New CoC Regulations (National Alliance to End Homelessness)
This webinar describes how the new interim Continuum of Care (CoC) regulations affect coordinated assessment, including what the regulations say about coordinated assessment, recommendations for implementation, and basic next steps for communities to take to develop an effective coordinated assessment process.
USICH Webinar on Implemented Coordinated Assessment (HUD, USICH, Abt Associates)
This webinar, put on by U.S. Deartment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), defines coordinated assessment and focuses on its three main goals – to create access to the homeless assistance system, assess households for their needs, and, based on this assessment, assign them to the appropriate intervention. It also provides information on how to develop a good referral system and how communities can prepare for the adoption of a coordinated assessment process.
HUD HRE Centralized Intake Paper (HUD)
This paper from HUD's Homeless Resource Exchange (HRE) provides an overview of coordinated assessment and the different models communities have used to implement it. It also presents key issues to discuss during the planning process for a coordinated assessment system, including data and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) considerations.
Coordinated Assessment Checklist (National Alliance to End Homelessness)
This checklist, developed by the Alliance, is meant to help communities conceptualize what issues they should begin considering early on in the coordinated assessment planning process. It also offers a timeline within which these actions might take place, though this timeline will vary by community.
Toward Creating a Coordinated Entry and Assessment System for All Homeless Populations in King County (Building Changes)
This report, written by Building Changes, provides guidance and recommendations on how King County and other communities can develop a coordinated assessment process. The report includes research on different communities’ coordinated assessment models and includes recommendations on how to create and manage efficient data systems, assessment processes, and governance structures.
This toolkit includes six sections: