Special Series on Coordinated Entry: Determining Housing Needs for DV/SV Survivors: A Decision Tree as an Alternative to a Score Sheet

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The idea behind prioritizing the most vulnerable homeless people into limited housing is laudable, yet communities struggle with how to equitably and fairly implement coordinated entry. Communities continue to seek a brief and easy-to-use scoring tool that reliably ranks people’s vulnerabilities and documents their needs. A frequently used tool is the VI-SPDAT, which has serious limitations. In this webinar, the presenters offer a more promising solution that involves brief, focused conversations with survivors guided by a trauma-informed, survivor-centered decision tree.


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