Prioritizing Consumers for Homeless Interventions

New Comprehensive Assessment Tool

Coordinated Assessment The National Alliance to End Homelessness (the Alliance) has released a new coordinated assessment tool designed to help communities prioritize consumers for various homelessness interventions.

The Comprehensive Assessment Tool, as detailed in an Alliance blog post last week, is made up of multiple components, including:

  • pre-screening,
  • diversion screening,
  • HMIS-required questions,
  • a housing prioritization tool, and
  • a modified Vulnerability Index tool.

An accompanying dynamic wait list allows communities to keep track of people waiting for openings within each intervention while ensuring that wait lists do not becomes too long or unwieldy.

Questions about either document should be emailed.

Click here to access the tool.

Click here for the Alliance’s blog post.