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Coordinated Entry System (CES)


Coordinated Entry System (CES), is a requirement for all HUD Continuums of Care (CoCs) as established by the HEARTH Act. It paves the way for more efficient homeless assistance systems by:
1. Helping people move through the system faster (by reducing the amount of time people spend
moving from program to program before finding the right match);
2. Reducing new entries into homelessness (by consistently offering prevention and diversion
resources upfront, reducing the number of people entering the system unnecessarily); and
3. Improving data collection and quality and providing accurate information on what kind of assistance
consumers need.

Coordinated Entry is one essential piece of a broader housing crisis resolution system that rapidly returns people who experience homelessness to stable housing. Other elements include shifting investments towards interventions that achieve the best housing results and removing barriers such that there is an appropriate and effective housing intervention for everyone who needs one. This larger system re-design work ensures that once there is an accessible “front door” (the CE system), that doorway also leads to an appropriate housing exit for every homeless person.





CES Agendas and Minutes 2017

  • January 25th, 2017: Cancelled

  • March 1st, 2017: Agenda
  • March 22nd, 2017: Agenda
  • April 26th, 2017: Agenda
  • May 24th, 2017: Agenda 
    • PowerPoint Presentation
  • June 28th, 2017: Agenda 
    • PowerPoint Presentation
  • July 26th, 2017: Agenda 
    • PowerPoint Presentation
  • August 23rd, 2017: Agenda 
    • PowerPoint Presentation
  • September 27th, 2017: Agenda
    • PowerPoint Presentation
  • October 25th, 2017: Agenda 
    • PowerPoint Presentation
  • November 22nd, 2017: Agenda 
    • PowerPoint Presentation
  • December 27th, 2017: Agenda 
    • PowerPoint Presentation

CES Agendas and Minutes 2016

CES Agendas and Minutes 2015

CES Agendas and Minutes 2014


CES Agendas and Minutes 2013

  • April 5th, 2013: Meeting Notes

  • May 3rd, 2013: Agenda

  • May 22nd, 2013: Meeting Notes
    • Meeting Handout: Coordinated Assessment and Centralized Intake
  • June 26th, 2013: Agenda and Meeting Notes

  • July 24th, 2013: Meeting Cancelled

  • August 28th, 2013: Meeting Cancelled

  • September 25th, 2013: Agenda and Meeting Notes
    • Meeting Handouts: Housing Assistance Programs in Orange County and NAEH Coordinated Assessment Checklist- Orange County
  • October 23rd, 2013: Meeting Cancelled

  • November 19th, 2013: Meeting Cancelled

  • December 17th, 2013: Meeting Cancelled


HUD's Coordinated Entry Policy Brief

Coordinated Entry and HMIS FAQs

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