In response to legislation and regulations put forth by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), communities across the country are working toward streamlining access to community resources by creating a coordinated entry system. Coordinated Entry, also called coordinated access or coordinated assessment, is a system in that all programs within a CoC work together to assure that services are accessible and well-targeted to the immediate needs of the client. Ultimately, the goals of a coordinated entry are to simplify access to services by clients, track system outcomes to inform and enhance decision-making, and improve overall system efficiency. The Greater Richmond CoC began working on plans to enhance our coordinated system in 2013. Our community has brought in experts from NAEH and CSH to provide guidance. We also have a committed group meeting on a regular basis to working to develop and implement the system.
- Coordinated Access Meetings Summary shares the first phase our community process.
- Coordinated Access Charrette shares the process to fast track the design and implementation of a comprehensive coordinated entry strategy
In June 2018, the GRCoC hosted information sessions on Coordinated Entry. Each session provided an overview of the Coordinated Entry System and focused on a specific component of that system. The sessions were as follows:
Coordinated Entry resources:
- Coordinated entry policy brief describes HUD’s views of the characteristics of an effective coordinated entry process. A one-page summary of the brief is also available.
- Coordinated systems resolution passed by the GRCoC Board in March 2015.
- Coordinated Entry Survey Results conducted by GRCoC in August 2015.
- Employment and Coordinated Entry: Addressing Income at CE, CE to Housing and Income
- Website and phone call script for 2018 changes to Coordinated Entry.
Coordinated Entry Committee meets on a regular basis to develop and operationalize a coordinated entry process for the entire Greater Richmond region which prioritizes rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, prevention, and diversion from shelter. The committee uses the following principles to guide coordinated entry: 1. Transparent; 2 Evidence-based & data-driven; 3. Strengths-based & client-focused; 4. Easily accessible; 5. Housing-focused; and 6. Continually improving.
Coordinated Entry Committee Minutes:
- May 2017
- March 2017
- December 2016
- September 2016
- July 2016
- May 2016
- March 2016
- December 2015
- November 2015
- Oct. 2015
- Sept. 2015
- August 2015
- July 2015
- June 2015
- May 2015
- April 2015
- January 2015
- December 2014
- October 2014
- September 2014
- August 2014
- July 2014
- June 2014
- May 29th, 2014
- May 9th, 2014
- Coordinated Access Charrette System Design and Implementation
- Central Intake Task Force
- CA Guiding Principles Attendees
- Homeless Point of Entry Presentation
- History of Services and Funding Coordination
- Performance Improvement Clinic Flip Charts notes
- Richmond CA Orientation Presentation
If you have additional questions about coordinated entry or the Coordinated Entry committee, please contact Systems Manager, Tommy Joe Bednar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-343-2045 x15.