Case Study of Coordinated Entry in King County, WA

We are conducting a qualitative case study of the Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) system for single adults experiencing homelessness in King County, WA. The study is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research and aims to: 1) understand CEA procedures step-by-step from coordinated assessment through housing placement, 2) identify ways in which CEA has helped facilitate housing placements for single adults, 3) identify challenges that have emerged in CEA implementation, and 4) explore whether perspectives on the benefits and challenges of the CEA system differ across key stakeholder groups. To achieve these aims, we are conducting interviews and focus groups with a range of stakeholders, including individuals experiencing homelessness who have interacted with the CEA system, service providers, and local leadership.

Co-Principal Investigator: Rachel Fyall, Ph.D., University of Washington, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Consultant: Sam Tsemberis, Ph.D., Pathways Housing First