Coordinated Entry is a collaborative initiative designed to create a more effective and efficient homeless response system. A coordinated entry system is defined as a coordinated process designed to coordinate program participant intake, assessment, and provision of referrals, which covers the entire geographic area. It must be easily accessed by individuals and families seeking housing or services, well-advertised, and include a comprehensive and standardized assessment tool.
COVID-19 Temporary Coordinated Entry Prioritization Policy
Due to COVID-19, the Northeast Minnesota Continuum of Care (NE CoC) updated the approved Coordinated Entry Prioritization Policy. This is to assure that persons most at risk for obtaining or spreading COVID-19 due to their homeless status are prioritized for housing to protect their health and the health of others. For more information and to review the policy, click the link below.
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NE CoC Coordinated Entry Process
The NE CoC Coordinated Entry System (CES) Process "Cheat Sheet" gives a brief overview of how the Coordinated Entry System works in the NE.
The NE Coordinated Entry Access Points chart identifies where households can access Coordinated Entry in each county in the NE.
For more information about Coordinated Entry in the NE MN CoC, please contact Cara Lundquist, NE CoC Co-Coordinator.
CES Tools & Resources
Step 1 Tools - Access
Step 2 Tools - Assessment
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