Coordinated Entry is defined as a process designed to coordinate program participant intake, assessment, and provision of referrals. The Coordinated Entry System in the Lowcounty is intended to facilitate the most appropriate housing intervention for those individuals or families that meet the HUD definition of category 1 and category 4 homeless with immediate and long-term housing needs and ensure that the limited resources are targeted to those who are most appropriate for the housing solution. Coordinated Entry can create a collaborative, objective environment that can provide an informed way to target housing and supportive services to:
Divert people away from the system who can solve their own housing need
Quickly move people from the streets to permanent housing
Create a more defined and effective role for emergency shelters
Create an environment to target housing resources
Coordinated Entry changed a CoC from a project-focused system to a person-focused system by asking that communities prioritize people who are most in need of assistance “and strategically allocate their current resources and identify the need for additional resources".
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