Roundtable: Coordinated entry: Understanding the basics and maximizing opportunities

Thursday, June 2, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Grand Ballroom (Hilton Portland)
This roundtable will help HCH programs engage with system-level changes occurring in their communities due to the development of coordinated entry systems by HUD's Continuum of Care (CoC). The goal of this roundtable is to equip attendees through a short presentation and facilitated peer discussion to understand the goals of coordinated entry, basic elements and qualities of coordinated entry systems, and how HCH programs can improve their quality of care by helping clients access housing and services through coordinated entry. Participants will have a chance to exchange ideas on their current level of involvement with the CoC and how to effectively participate in planning and implementing coordinated entry. This roundtable will contribute to the theme of "Working Together for Quality" by encouraging collaboration between HCH programs and other homeless services providers at the local level, showcasing constructive solutions for allocating housing resources in a client-centered manner, and helping HCH programs maximize housing opportunities for their clients to support their attainment of physical, mental, and behavioral health outcomes.

The 15-minute presentation at the start of the roundtable will cover the following topics like the qualities for effective coordinated entry and commone coordinated entry models. The 30-minute facilitated discussion period will include the following questions to encourage peer sharing and identify possible actions steps upon return. Participants will be given a handout of key questions to ask when they return to their communities to better understand their local coordinated entry system and how to help their clients benefit.

Sylvia Nelson, MPA (Associate, Center for Social Innovation)
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