Earlier this month, CSH facilitated a two-day Charrette on Coordinated Access in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contracting with CHIP (Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention of Greater Indianapolis), CSH coordinated weekly meetings with community leaders prior to the event, which informed Charrette topics. The result was a Charrette focused on solidifying the design of a Coordinated Access System and creating a plan for implementation.
The intensive discussion process included conversations around community goals, housing models and targeting, access points and flow, prioritization, streamlining, shifting resources, and data sharing and accountability. By bringing together champions in the community, CSH condensed a discussion and decision-making process, which might have otherwise dragged on for years.
As a result of the Charrette, community leaders in Indianapolis will be moving forward with a roll-out plan for their new Coordinated Access System.
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