SVHC Coordinated Entry System
As defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Coordinated Entry System (CES) is a centralized, community-wide process designed to identify, engage, and assist households experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness; coordinate the intake, assessment and referral for services that meet the level of assistance that is most appropriate to resolving their housing crisis; and prioritize the households with the most severe service needs for assistance in a timely manner.
The SVHC operates a multisite centralized access CES. The CoC has designated Access Points that connect households experiencing a housing crisis to the CES. Households are then connected to Assessment Points where a standard questionnaire is taken to determine the households strengths and service needs.
The SVHC incorporates a case conferencing meeting into the CES. The case conferencing committee assists with connecting households to the most appropriate housing solution, as well as any other supportive services.
SVHC Coordinated Entry System Resources