Housing and Homelessness Roundtable
October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
As a reminder, Coordinated Entry is a process developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred and connected to housing and assistance based on their strengths and needs. CATCH is the operating Coordinated Entry on behalf of the Boise City/Ada County Continuum of Care.
Coordinated Entry Status:
- Started rollout for families on May 1, 2017
- 30 families have been referred to housing interventions, 57 families are currently waiting for housing interventions.
- CE has surveyed all the families that are staying in shelters and those that were on CATCH and Salvation Army’s waiting lists. New referrals are sent their way from community partners regularly (they are still conducting 5-10 surveys per week).
- Key issues identified
*Difficult locating housing (only 4 out of the 30 referred families have found housing – the others are still looking)
*Lack of resources for family households without children under 18