Chicago Coordinated Entry System
The Coordinated Entry System is designed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access to the service system, no matter where or when they present for services. A key feature is that it coordinates housing and homeless assistance to prioritize those with the most severe service needs. It requires that homeless residents or those who are at risk of homelessness, are quickly identified, assessed, referred, and connected to housing and homeless assistance based on their needs and strengths. Coordinated entry requires standardized tools and practices, incorporates a system-side Housing-First approach, and focuses on participant choice to rapidly connect Chicagoans to housing. If you are in need of a housing assessment, visit: http://www.csh.org/chicagoaccess for a list of Coordinated Entry System access points.