Stephanie Pickinpaugh and Allison Larson with the Institute for Community Alliances shared a PowerPoint about the Coordinated Entry system that is being implemented at the September 26th community meeting. 

If you have any questions, please call Stephanie Pickinpaugh 712.252.1861 ext. 42 or Allison Larson 712.252.1861 ext. 43

Coordinated Entry (CE) helps communities assess the needs of individuals, prioritize their need for housing and the type of housing that would best serve them.  Assessment and placement is based on vulnerability and severity of their needs.  Often, individuals face long waiting times to receive assistance or are screened out of needed assistance.  Utilizing a standardized intake process, access to services occurs more quickly.  Coordinated Entry also offers evidence of gaps in service to more effectively eliminate homelessness.