Eastern PA Coordinated Entry for Housing & Homeless Services Planning Survey

Help us end and prevent homelessness in Eastern Pennsylvania. Please take a few minutes to share your ideas and opinions with us about how to improve the housing crisis response system in our community for families and individuals experiencing or at imminent risk for homelessness.

And please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues, peers and clients. We would like to get as many responses as possible, and want representation from as many sectors as possible (anyone with an interest in addressing the needs of the homeless), including: governmental, public or private entities involved in providing support services or housing; faith based organizations; the business community; educational institutions; health care organizations; and members or representatives of the target populations being served by support services and housing agencies.

To take the survey, please copy and paste or click the following link in your web browser:


The survey will remain open until July 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 pm.
The PA Eastern Continuum of Care (CoC) is developing a strategic plan for the coordinated entry of all housing and homeless services in its thirty-three county service region. The planning process is made possible through the generous support of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Capacity for Change, LLC, a public interest strategy firm, is providing consulting and design services to the CoC and its five Regional Homeless Advisory Boards (RHABs).

By centralizing intake and program admissions decisions, a coordinated entry process makes it more likely that families and individuals will be served by the right intervention more quickly. In a coordinated system, each system entry point (“front door”) uses the same assessment tool and makes decisions on which programs people are referred to based on a comprehensive understanding of each program’s specific requirements, target population, and available beds and services.

If you have any questions or difficulty taking the survey, please contact us here:


Thank you,

Kathi Krablin

Chair, Coordinated Entry Task Force

PA Eastern Continuum of Care Governing Board