January CES Scoop

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January 2019

This month, in the Scoop,

  • New form to verify fleeing domestic violence
  • New assessment questions to help veterans
  • High Priority Homeless: Update Vacancy Form
  • Seeking leadership committee members
  • Leadership Committee updates

New Form to Verify an Individual is Fleeing Domestic Violence

In October of 2018, access to the Hennepin County Coordinated Entry System was opened up to individuals that are fleeing domestic violence (provided they meet qualifications set by HUD). The Domestic Violence workgroup has created a form to help verify that a person is homeless because of domestic violence.

Download the verification form here: Fleeing Violence Statement

If you have HMIS access, the form can be uploaded into a client's profile. If you do not have access to HMIS you can send it to the coordinated entry inbox: ces.hennepin@hennepin.us.

Questions Added to the Coordinated Entry Assessment to Help Connect Veterans

Coordinating with Veteran Services 

To better coordinate services for those that have served in Active Duty or in the National Guard or Reserves, additional questions have been added to the coordinated entry assessment. If a person is a veteran you will be prompted to answer 6 additional questions (see below).

In addition to the added questions, there is a message at the bottom that encourages advocates to connect veterans to the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs. Connecting with the veteran registry opens up additional housing options outside of Coordinated Entry.



Updated Vacancy Form

Housing Programs that are changing from Long Term Homeless (LTH) units to Minnesota's Housing new High Priority Homeless (HPH) are asked to update the "Homeless Status by Funding" section on the Hennepin County Vacancy Request Form. Completed forms can be sent to CES.Hennepin@hennepin.us.


The Coordinated Entry Leadership committees needs new voices at the table!

Members set policy, review trends, and work to improve the coordinated entry system.

The Singles and Youth Leadership committee and the Family Leadership Committee are recruiting new representatives. Both committees are seeking individuals that either work in or have experienced the Coordinated Entry System. The time commitment for these committees is 2 hours per month plus additional time for work groups as assigned or as needed.

The Family Coordinated Entry Leadership Committee is looking for individuals that represent one of these roles: Public Schools, Healthcare, Child Protection/Welfare, Family Navigation/Diversion, Suburban, Direct Service Rapid Re-housing Worker, Lived experience of homeless, Native American service/housing provider.

The Singles and Youth Coordinated Entry Leadership Committee currently has multiple openings as well. They are looking for individuals that could represent a shelter provider, suburban provider, experience in other CoC's, outreach worker, assessor, or individuals with lived experience of homelessness.


Applications to apply can be found here ---> Coordinated Entry Member Application


Send completed applications to CES inbox at: CES.Hennepin@hennepin.us


Coordinated Entry Leadership Recap

Meeting Minutes

Singles and Youth Leadership Committee (12.17.18)

Families Leadership Committee (1.17.19)

December Data and Trends

Singles and Youth Coordinated Entry (12.17.18)

Families Coordinated Entry (1.17.19)

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