Coordinated assessment, also known as coordinated entry or coordinated intake, is a new requirement for all HUD Continuums of Care (CoCs) as established by the HEARTH Act. It paves the way for more efficient homeless assistance systems by:
- Helping people move through the system faster (by reducing the amount of time people spend moving from program to program before finding the right match);
- Reducing new entries into homelessness (by consistently offering prevention and diversion resources upfront, reducing the number of people entering the system unnecessarily); and
- Improving data collection and quality and providing accurate information on what kind of assistance consumers need.
In this webinar, we heard from presenters who have led planning and implementation efforts in their states and cities. They shared how their involvement with SOAR informed their decision making in their respective communities.