The All Home Funder Alignment Committee endorsed a set of standardized screening criteria for program eligibility for projects dedicated to serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The new standards align with the guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and best practices for creating a low barrier system rooted in housing first principles. With the adoption of these new standards, programs receiving homeless system funding (defined as dedicated homeless funding from sources such as the King County Housing and Community Development Program, City of Seattle Human Services Department and similar funders) will no longer be able to set screening criteria above and beyond funder requirements. Our Seattle/King County Continuum of Care will continue to works towards a system-wide housing first approach, including low-barrier policies in all housing interventions dedicated to serving homeless households regardless of the funding source.
For more information, click here.