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The purpose of Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) is to ensure that all households experiencing homelessness have equitable access to housing resource connections to resolve their housing crisis.

Coordinated Entry

Is…

Is Not…

Inclusive of all CoC providers and resources

A program

Taking a Housing First approach to end homelessness

A waitlist

An evolving process using best practices

First-come, first-served

A data-driven approach to homeless service delivery

Creating new units or beds

Will…

Will Not…

Help the CoC make the best use of scarce resources

Reduce challenges of serving households with multiple barriers to obtaining or maintaining housing

 

Succeed with a collective effort from our community

Succeed without participation from all homeless service providers

 

The system aims to work with households to understand their strengths and needs, provide a tailored assessment process, and progressively engage households to connect to the housing and homeless assistance that will best support them. CEA incorporates the principles of a system-wide housing first approach and prioritizes those with highest service needs through a Dynamic Prioritization model.

Dynamic Prioritization is a revised coordinated entry approach which uses population-specific prioritization criteria (i.e., assessment result, unsheltered status, length of time homeless) to identify the most vulnerable households and utilizes a case conferencing model to connect prioritized households to housing based on the anticipated number of available housing resources over the next 60 days.

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CEA Eligibility

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 
  • 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.

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 a screening.           
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.