From the Zero 2016 national team

Hey friends,

Heads up: This email offers a chance to win free stuff! Keep reading 😉

CES is hard work, and you need an easy way to know how you’re doing. That’s why Zero: 2016 communities, federal partners, and technical assistance providers helped inform the development of our CES Scorecard. We also worked hard to align the scorecard with the priorities laid out in HUD policy briefs.

The scorecard covers system components for both chronically homeless individuals and veterans. That’s a tall order! But remember, the score provided by this tool is not a judgment— it’s a baseline to help you target and measure improvements.

Most of you are still in the early stages of developing a comprehensive system, but you may have made a lot of progress on one population or another. Please celebrate that! YOU ARE AWESOME!

In fact, we’re entering every community who has completed the scorecard by December 15th into a drawing to win one of five prizes:

  1. One registration for the 2017 National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference in DC
  2. One registration for CSH’s 2017 Housing Summit
  3. One registration for an OrgCode Learning Clinic of your choosing
  4. An inspiring visit from our own Linda Kaufman to your community
  5. A CES Action Camp in your community led by the Zero team

Has my community taken the CES Scorecard? Check here

Who should complete the CES Scorecard and how long will it take? The group of people within the CoC leading Coordinated Entry efforts can complete the scorecard together in about 30 minutes to an hour.

How will my community’s CES Scorecard be used? The sole purpose of the scorecard is improvement. Once you complete the scorecard, your Performance Management Tracker will show you your community’s specific “Areas for Improvement” and “Areas of Awesomeness.”

We’ve taken the CES Scorecard, what next?

  1. Celebrate and appreciate your areas of awesomeness as well as the people who helped create them.
  2. Identify your areas for improvement, set short term improvement goals with your coordinated entry team.
  3. Work with your collaborative lead and/or your coach for additional support, and don’t forget to retake the scorecard whenever you make progress to re-establish your baseline.

Building better systems is hard, but by leaning into the data, we can all get there together.

 

Onward,

Beth

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