Coordinated Entry and Intake/Assessment Tools

Aimed at ensuring access to housing services that match the need of each unique household, Coordinated Entry Systems vary across communities as to how survivors of domestic and sexual violence are considered.

HUD FAQ: Coordinated Entry and Victim Service Providers

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Coordinated entry is a process developed to ensure all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access to the community’s housing and homeless assistance resources. Coordinated entry processes also help communities prioritize assistance based on vulnerability and severity of service needs. Victim service providers play an integral part in their community’s housing and homeless response system. This document answers several frequently asked questions around the integration of victim service providers in their community’s coordinated entry process.

Coordinated Entry Toolkit

Building Changes

The toolkit was constructed to provide a framework that counties in the state of Washington can use to construct coordinated entry systems that reflect best practices and respond to the unique needs of their communities. The Building Changes toolkit offers guidance on Planning, Implementing, Data Collection, and Evaluation.

Checklist: Incorporating Domestic Violence Providers into a Coordinated Assessment Process

National Alliance to End Homelessness

This document is a checklist for Continuums of Care to use to make certain that they are considering and incorporating the needs of households fleeing domestic violence and other similar forms of assault and harassment into their coordinated assessment processes. Systems should also ensure they are including domestic violence providers in the discussion of how the assessment system is structured from the beginning.

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! A Housing and Shelter Provider’s Guide to Developmental and Behavioral Screening

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Education

As shelter and housing assistance providers help vulnerable children, youth and families exit homelessness and partner with these families as they work to obtain permanent housing, it's important to talk to families about their child’s development. If developmental concerns are caught early, providers can help ensure that children are linked to the appropriate services and receive the extra support they may need. Partnering with families and specialists to learn the signs and act early will assure that children have the best possible start to a bright future. This Developmental and Behavioral Screening Guide has been specifically designed for shelter and housing assistance providers. In this guide, you will find information on how to engage clients with children under age 5 in conversations regarding the developmental and behavioral health of their children, and how to facilitate referrals for further screening and evaluation when required.