Utah has made great strides using coordinated assessment to make their Housing First initiative inclusive of several homeless sub-populations, including domestic violence survivors. In this video, Patrick Frost and Ashley Tolman discuss an innovative solution Utah HMIS created where a survivor of domestic violence is assigned an anonymous identifier in the statewide HMIS database and then, based on their assessment, they are added to the housing priority list. This way, the domestic violence survivors (through their alias) show up in the exact same housing priority list as anyone else so they are not excluded in any way from accessing those services.



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