What is Coordinated Entry?
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:
- “No Wrong Door” – Access at Referral and Assessment Agencies
- Using the Housing Crisis Referral form
- At an Assessment Partner Agency
- Using the Housing Barriers Assessment
- Based on Need, Eligibility, and Prioritization Policies
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
VCEH CE Partnership Model
Coordinated Entry Partnership – Veterans
VCEH Coordinated Entry Workgroup – Summary Paper
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.
For information about the VCEH Coordinated Entry Committee, contact Sarah Phillips
For information about the Chittenden County Coordinated Entry Committee, contact Chris Brzovic