“Coordinated entry is an important process through which people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness can access the crisis response system in a streamlined way, have their strengths and needs quickly assessed, and quickly connect to appropriate, tailored housing and mainstream services within the community or designated region. Standardized assessment tools and practices used within local coordinated assessment processes take into account the unique needs of children and their families as well as youth. When possible, the assessment provides the ability for households to gain access to the best options to address their needs, incorporating participants’ choice, rather than being evaluated for a single program within the system. The most intensive interventions are prioritized for those with the highest needs.” – HUD Coordinated Entry Core Elements, pg 2
Additional guidance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regarding Coordinated Entry in HMIS can be found on HUD Exchange.
Coordinated Entry (CE) Training
You can view the slides here.
Domestic Violence Service Providers (DVSPs)
Please review the UHMIS: DVSP New-End User training for instructions on CE for Domestic Violence Service Providers.
Coordinated Entry Supporting documents.
Coordinated Entry FAQs: User-submitted questions answered by the UHMIS Lead Agency. (Note, images are from a ClientTrack User Interface that was replaced in August 2022).
Coordinated Entry Basic Assessment Form: Assessment form that includes CE elements, Word document available upon request.
Coordinated Entry Governance
The rules and regulations regarding Coordinated Entry will vary depending on your project’s Continuum of Care. Please refer to the Utah Homeless Network website for detailed information about Coordinated Entry in each area.