Planning Resources

Published: December 21, 2012

NOTE: This toolkit was published by Building Changes in 2013 to help counties meet a 2014 state mandate that all counties have a coordinated entry system for clients entering the homeless system. It has not been updated since then and does not necessarily reflect current or best practice.


Suggested Advisory Group Members for Planning Coordinated Entry

  • City officials (elected and appointed)
  • County officials (elected and appointed)
  • Direct-service providers: Executive level and frontline staff; board officers if possible
  • Faith-based community services
  • Agencies addressing domestic violence
  • Tribal leaders and elders
  • Immigrant- and refugee-focused service providers
  • Veterans administration officials
  • Criminal justice system representatives (legal aid, enforcement, work release, etc.)
  • Public health providers (hospitals and clinics—medical and mental health)
  • Housing authorities
  • Education system
  • Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
  • Child Protection Services (CPS)
  • Treatment programs
  • Employment services such as Workforce Development Council
  • 2-1-1 executive and program staff
  • Funders (private and government) for homeless and housing services
  • Current or former homeless clients
  • External consultants
  • Transportation department representatives
  • State and county land-use officials
  • Private and government housing development partners
  • Private business and Small Business Administration leaders
  • Rental-housing owners and rental-market organizations

Resource List

What follows are links to research and tools that informed this section of Building Changes’ Coordinated Entry toolkit. They can provide additional in-depth information regarding the planning process for coordinated entry.

Funder Requirements—Washington State

Funder Requirements—HUD

Planning Resources—Change Management

Other Planning Resources

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