Coordinated Entry

COORDINATED ENTRY SYSTEM (CES)

The Coordinated Entry System (CES) is a critical component to our community’s efforts to meet the goals of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

HUD’s primary goals for coordinated entry processes are that assistance be allocated as effectively as possible and that it be easily accessible no matter where or how people present.

CES helps us prioritize assistance based on vulnerability and severity of service needs to ensure that people who need assistance the most can receive it in a timely manner. Coordinated entry processes also provide information about service needs and gaps to help us plan our assistance and identify needed resources.

The Calhoun County CES provides for youth, individual adults, and families.

The main objectives of the system are to:

  • Reduce the length of time a family is homeless and permanently house them as quickly as possible, using Rapid Re-housing and linkages to supportive services.
  • Build upon existing community-based infrastructures to serve homeless families, leverage resources, and provide more targeted and cost-effective interventions.

Presentations:

9/19/2017   Homeless Coalition Meeting (12pm at United Way)
9/8/2017     Housing Solutions Board Meeting (10am at Summit Pointe Housing)

Resources:

Housing_Assistance_Guide_rev. 1_2018

Calhoun County CES Policies_For Public Comment_8/2017

Calhoun_County CES_Flow-Chart

HMIS_Safety Plan_rev_1/2018

MSHMIS HARA Screening Assessment_Form_2017