A PROGRAM OF THE PIKES PEAK CONTINUUM OF CARE

Coordinated Entry (CE)

CE provides timely access to appropriate housing programs through a centralized, equitable, person-centered process that preserves choice, dignity, and transparency.

How does CE work?​

Coordinated Entry is a program of the PPCoC designed to assess, assign, and assist vulnerable homeless households to CoC-funded housing programs including: permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and other project-based housing vouchers.

Coordinated Entry operates under the authority of HUD 24 CFR 578.7(a)(8), which mandates the CE process be developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their individual strengths and needs.

Assessment

Homeless households complete the community housing assessment known as the Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization and Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT). Head of Households include:

  • Individual Adults
  • Families
  • Unaccompanied Youths
  • Veterans

Assignment

Households are prioritized and ranked based on vulnerability. More vulnerable households are matched and assigned to available and appropriate housing programs on a weekly basis. 

This matching process, known as, “Case Conferencing,” includes input from service and housing providers in the PPCoC.

Assistance

Matched households are assisted in their efforts to identify and secure housing. Housing assistance includes:

  • Obtaining necessary documents
  • Developing a housing plan
  • Case management
  • Emergency shelter
  • Housing navigation