What is Coordinated Entry?

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Paving the way for more efficient housing assistance, Coordinated Entry (CE)  is a process that ensures people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred and connected to housing assistance based on their strengths and needs. Through the “No Wrong Door” approach to Coordinated Entry that VCEH is implementing, Vermonters experiencing or at risk of homelessness are able to quickly access the assistance they need, without having to call or be turned away from multiple programs.

The 3 Major Components: 

1. Access

  • “No Wrong Door” – Access at Referral and Assessment Agencies
  • Using the Housing Crisis Referral form

 2. Assessment

  • At an Assessment Partner Agency
  • Using the Housing Barriers Assessment

3. Referral

  • Based on Need, Eligibility, and Prioritization Policies

National Resources

Coordinated Entry Webinar
National Alliance to End Homelessness

Coordinated Entry Policy Brief
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Coordinated Entry Toolkit
Building Bridges, Washington State

VT-Specific: Background & Policies

Coordinated Entry Lead Agency List
August 2017

Coordinated Entry Permanent Supportive Housing Policy 
April 2017

VCEH CE Partnership Model
January 2017

Coordinated Entry Partnership – Veterans
November 2015

VCEH Coordinated Entry Workgroup – Summary Paper 
December 2014

Coordinated Entry Partnership Webinar


The VCEH has established a Coordinated Entry Committee to plan and support the creation and implementation of a Coordinated Entry System for the Balance of State Continuum of Care. The Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 12:30 – 3:00pm in Randolph following the VCEH Board meeting.  The Committee strives to use a planning process that is inclusive and open, including Lead Agency representatives from the Local Continua of Care.  Minutes are posted on this website.  Meetings are open and all are welcome to attend.

Join Us!

For information about the VCEH Coordinated Entry Committee, contact Sarah Phillips 

For information about the Chittenden County Coordinated Entry Committee, contact Chris Brzovic


The mission of the Coalition is to end homelessness in Vermont through sharing information, developing resources, providing a forum for decision-making and to promote decent, safe, fair, affordable shelter for all.