Planning for and implementing a coordinated entry system is a massive undertaking for communities. Using data from your CoC’s HMIS and other relevant data systems can provide clarity and objectivity to the planning process and provide decision makers with answers to questions regarding gaps in the system, appropriateness of project types and assessment of client needs. Deep dives into data can help communities set policy priorities, develop client-centric prioritization approaches and target resources to high-need homeless households. This session will provide participants with community examples of how deep dives into HMIS data have been used to inform and guide the coordinated entry planning process. This session will share how CoCs, in cooperation with their HMIS Lead, have accessed data for use in outcomes analyses, systems mapping, evaluation of geographic migration of households across the CoC and development of access, assessment and referral protocols. This session will also provide participants the opportunity to ask questions of CoC leadership from a large Balance of State Continuum of Care.
Brian Wilson, Executive Director, Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness
Ryan Burger, Technical Specialist, ICF International
Mike Lindsay, Senior Technical Specialist, ICF International
Natalie Matthews, Associate, Abt Associates