King County’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data dashboards have been a great resource for the community to learn about trends in homelessness and how well our system is performing. Now, DCHS’s Performance Measurement & Evaluation unit is excited to announce the addition of the new Coordinated Entry for All dashboard. With this new dashboard, users can learn about how coordinated entry works in our community and how well it helps households to end their housing crisis.
About Coordinated Entry for All
The goal of Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) is to ensure that all households experiencing homelessness have equitable access to housing resource connections to resolve their housing crisis. CEA works with households to understand their strengths and needs, provide a tailored assessment process, and progressively engage households to connect them to the housing and homeless assistance that will best support them. CEA incorporates the principles of a system-wide Housing First approach and prioritizes those with the highest service needs.
The Coordinated Entry for All dashboard is found alongside our other homelessness data dashboards on the Regional Homelessness Authority website. It walks users through the steps of the CEA process, and allows them to explore demographics and trends in who is interacting with the CEA system. We hope this dashboard helps the community to better understand how CEA operates and increase transparency of the process.
Annual Evaluation Provides Deep-Dive into Data
If you’re looking to learn more about CEA, you can also read King County’s annual CEA Evaluation Report. The 2019 report is already available, and the 2020 report will be published later this year. The evaluation gives additional context and insight into the CEA process and offers suggestions for improvements.
We’re excited to offer these resources to the community to deepen their understanding of Coordinated Entry for All and to help push us toward a better homeless response system.