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CES Guidance

January 17, 2018 | June 27, 2024 | 26,796 total views

CES Guidance establishes standards of service delivery in alignment with high-level Coordinated Entry System (CES) policies. While LAHSA has previously engaged providers in workgroups and guidance development, we are pleased to launch a more systematic, transparent, and open process. The new guidance development process seeks to 1) Build guidance in alignment with principle-based CES policies, 2) Involve relevant subject matter experts, and 3) Create a nimble guidance development process that can respond to provider concerns and system shifts. The LAHSA team will facilitate a workgroup which will be composed of CES Policy Council members, relevant provider subject matter experts, and lived experience board members.

Guidance Status

The below Guidance remains in effect until further notice:

 

CES Guidance Summary  Status

Resources

CES PSH Prioritization and Matching Guidance

 

To define the process and criteria used to prioritize and match (refer) people or households experiencing homelessness (PEH) to appropriate tenant-based and project-based Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) in the LA CES.

Approved Date: June 28, 2023

Revised Date: October 25, 2023

 
CES Assessment Guidance

To define the phased assessment process and tools used by homeless service providers within the Coordinated Entry System (CES) for all populations when engaging people experiencing homelessness (PEH) or at risk of homelessness and supporting them at each stage on the path to housing.

Approved Date: May 24, 2023 

Revised Date: November 29, 2023

 

Prioritization and Matching Guidance for Access Centers to Housing Navigation and to Time Limited Subsidies (Adult System) 

Guidance to identify persons to be prioritized from Access Centers for Housing Navigation and Time Limited Subsidies 

Approved Date: November 16, 2022

Revised Date: April 24, 2024

  

Prioritization and Matching Guidance for Interim Housing to Housing Navigation and to Time Limited Subsidies (Adult System)

To identify persons to be prioritized from Interim Housing for Housing Navigation and Time Limited Subsidies.  

Approved Date: September 28, 2022 

Effective Date: October 1, 2022 

 

Prioritization and Matching Guidance for Transition Age Youth Transitional Housing

To identify Youth to be prioritized for Transition Age Youth (TAY) Transitional Housing.

Approved Date: March 22, 2023

Revised Date: November 29, 2023

 

Youth Transitional Housing Transfer Policy and Guidance

Establishes standards and principles for the transfer of a participating household from one Youth Transitional Housing (TH) program to a comparable Youth TH or Permanent Housing (PH) program via referral or Coordinated Entry System (CES) matching. 

Approved Date: December 15, 2021 

 

Permanent Housing Transfer Policy and Guidance 

Establishes standards and principles for the transfer of a participating household from one permanent housing program to another permanent housing program via referral or Coordinated Entry System (“CES”) matching. 

Approved Date: July 28, 2021 

 

CES Access Guidance

To identify the entry point or process that people experiencing homelessness (PEH) or people at-risk of homelessness use to access services available within the homeless services system, also known as the Coordinated Entry System (CES), for Adults, Families, and Youth.

Approved Date: March 22, 2023

 

CES Interim Guidance Summary Status Resources

Identifying Points of Contact for CES Participants to be Matched to Resources 

This Interim Guidance seeks to improve the efficiency of the LA County CES by requiring that Points of Contact be identified for every CES participant currently engaged by staff at a CES Participating Agency. Establishing Points of Contact within each electronic participant record will ensure that a CES participant can be reached in the event of a potential matching to a housing resources.  

Issue Date: September 17, 2018 

  

Effective Date: February 1, 2019 

Identifying Points of Contact Interim Guidance Webinar (Note: you will need to create a training account or login to access the training. This training is mandatory for any person who works directly with CES participants.)  

Updating and Correcting Population-Appropriate CES Triage Tool Scores 

This Guidance indicates when it is appropriate or necessary to update or correct a participant’s population-appropriate CES Triage Tool score. While this Guidance addresses score revision, case conferencing should still be utilized to capture the full extent of a participant’s vulnerability. The score from the CES Triage Tool should be only one factor among others in the prioritization process. 

Attachment A: CES Triage Tool Score Revision Worksheet 

Attachment B: List of Service Planning Area (SPA) Matchers 

Attachment C: Full SPDAT Request Form 

Issue Date: January 17, 2018 

Effective Date: February 1, 2018 

Interim Guidance Overview Webinar (Hosted Monday, January 22, 2018) 

Matching Participants with Disabilities to Fully Accessible Units 

This Guidance details new procedures to ensure that fully accessible units are reserved and matched to individuals with mobility and/or hearing/vision disabilities who need these features.  

Attachment A: Housing Vacancy Accessibility Checklist 

Issue Date: January 17, 2018 

Effective Date: February 1, 2018 

Interim Guidance Overview Webinar (Hosted Monday, January 22, 2018)