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Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) ensures that people experiencing homelessness can get help finding stable housing by quickly identifying, assessing, and connecting them to housing support services and housing resources. CEA uses a standardized assessment tool that matches the right level of services and housing resources to the persons facing a housing crisis. Learn more about CEA and read the frequently asked questions (FAQs). FAQs available in English, Russian, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali, and Vietnamese and Spanish. 

How CEA works

CEA serves all people (single adults, young adults, couples, families, and veterans) experiencing homelessness. Please contact CEA if you are:

  • Living and sleeping outside
  • Sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation
  • Staying in a shelter 
  • Fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence 
  • Staying  in transitional housing or exiting an institution where you resided for up to 90 days and were in shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately prior to entering that institution or transitional housing

Young adults who are imminently at risk of homelessness within 14 days are also eligible for CEA.



Steps to getting help for households experiencing homelessness and in need of housing support services:
1 Meet in-person with a housing assessor at a Regional Access Point for intake (assessment).

OR

Call 211 to schedule an intake appointment.           
2 Receive a referral for services, depending on the level of need.
3 Connect to housing resources.
Contact Us

If you have questions about CEA, please contact 206-328-5796 or cea@kingcounty.gov.

If you are looking for referral to housing and support services, contact one of the regional access points locations or call 211 to complete an assessment.