CSH partnered with the Zero 2017 initiative to facilitate a local workshop on Coordinated Entry Redesign hosted by the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) and attended by 46 stakeholders. The community came together around a significant system-level shift that will result in the implementation of a robust Coordinated Entry System (CES) serving all families with children, single adults, youth and young adults and survivors of domestic violence experiencing homelessness in Tarrant and Parker Counties (Texas).
CSH prepared a report for TCHC with a summary of the workshop, high-level recommendations, and on-the-ground suggestions to implement this new system. This redesigned CES includes coordinated intake, assessment and referral processes based on a quality and prioritized “by-name list” of people experiencing homelessness in Tarrant and Parker Counties. This is a significant shift in the local understanding of the CES, reflecting national best practices and aligning with federal funding requirements.