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As part of our community's efforts to continue to improve our coordinated entry processes and our shift to Dynamic Prioritization, the Coordinating Board has approved implementation of a 90-day Active Policy.  As a result, an individual experiencing homelessness who has enrollments or services in HMIS will be considered Active for CEA if: 


• The client is currently enrolled in any Emergency Shelter, Diversion, Safe Haven, Street Outreach, or Day Center.
• The client is currently enrolled in ONLY homelessness prevention, services only, or other project types; STARTED their enrollment in 2018; and they were literally homeless at the time of program enrollment.
• The client exited an HMIS program within the past 90 days
• The client was added to the Community Queue within the past 90 days
• The client had CEA referral activity within the past 90 days
• The client’s Housing Triage Tool (HTT) was updated in the past 90 days

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. A household experiencing homelessness who has enrollments or services in HMIS will be considered Active for CEA if: 
  • The client is currently enrolled in any Emergency Shelter, Diversion, Safe Haven, Street Outreach or Day Center
  • The client is currently enrolled in ONLY homelessness prevention, services only, or other project types; STARTED their enrollment in 2018; and they were literally homeless at the time of program enrollment.
  • The client exited an HMIS program within the past 90 days
  • The client was added to the Community Queue within the past 90 days
  • The client had CEA referral activity within the past 90 days
  • The client’s Housing Triage Tool was updated in the past 90 days

As part of our community’s shift to Dynamic Prioritization, the CEA team will be working to align the Priority Pool with the Community Queue on March 1, 2019. This means that only households who have been identified as being prioritized for housing will have a Community Queue enrollment in HMIS. Assessors will still conduct Housing Triage Tools and save them in HMIS.



If you have a question or concern about CEA policies and procedures, you may call 206-328-5796 or email cea@kingcounty.gov.

CEA hosts a monthly feedback and update call every 1st Friday of the month from 10 to 11 am. To join the conference call, please dial 206-263-8114 and enter the conference ID 486140. Additionally, please feel free to sign up for our newsletter by emailing cea@kingcounty.gov. 

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.