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Tune Your System: Developing & Executing a Coordinated Entry Evaluation

Tune Your System: Developing & Executing a Coordinated Entry Evaluation

September 23, 2018 2018 Fall Conference

Tune Your System: Developing & Executing a Coordinated Entry Evaluation

How can CoCs ensure their coordinated entry systems use available resources most efficiently, reach all persons experiencing homelessness, prioritize the most vulnerable, move households out of homelessness as quickly as possible, and adequately support the professionals involved? Attendees will learn how to plan an annual evaluation of their system, gather the necessary information, analyze strengths and gaps, and develop strategies to tune the process to be simpler, smoother, and faster. Sasha Drozdova, Staff Attorney, HomeBase & Matt Olsson, Staff Attorney, HomeBase & Kathryn Kaminski, Continuum of Care Quality Improvement Manager, Office of Supportive Housing, County of Santa Clara “Sasha Drozdova, Staff Attorney, HomeBase (Consultant): Sasha Drozdova is a Staff Attorney for HomeBase. She facilitates intra- and inter-community planning processes and capacity-building to strengthen regional responses to homelessness. She works with CoCs to develop and continually improve coordinated entry systems. Sasha analyzes program- and system-level performance data and writes grant applications to increase programmatic and systematic capacity and function. She designs and conducts training, provides technical assistance, and monitors programs to ensure regulatory compliance and promote use of evidence-based best practices.

Matt Olsson, Staff Attorney, HomeBase (HUD Technical Assistance Provider): Matt Olsson is a Staff Attorney for HomeBase, a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to the social problem of homelessness and based in San Francisco, CA. Matt provides HUD technical assistance to communities nationwide on CoC requirements; program design, implementation, and operation; program- and system-level evaluation; strategic planning; and, the planning, development, and implementation of coordinated entry systems.

Kathryn Kaminski, Continuum of Care Quality Improvement Manager, Office of Supportive Housing, County of Santa Clara (Government): Kathryn Kaminski is the CoC Quality Improvement Manager for the County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing. Kathryn coordinates the CoC board and works with CoC membership to develop and implement policies to advance the goal of making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in Santa Clara County. She is responsible for ensuring that CoC policy and decision making, including policies related to the local coordinated entry system, is transparent, community-driven, and in compliance with federal and local regulations.”

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