Coordinated Entry

What is Coordinated Entry?

Coordinated entry is a process developed to ensure all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access to the community’s housing and homeless assistance resources and are quickly identified, assessed for, and connected to flexible housing and service options, including financial/rental assistance, voluntary supportive services, and other mainstream resources based on their self-identified needs, strengths, and goals. The process helps communities prioritize assistance based on vulnerability and severity of service needs to ensure that people who need assistance the most can receive it in a timely manner.
 

Coordinated Entry paves the way for more efficient homeless assistance systems by:

  • Helping people move through the system faster (by reducing the amount of time people spend moving from program to program before finding the right match);

  • Reducing new entries into homelessness (by consistently offering prevention and diversion resources upfront, reducing the number of people entering the system unnecessarily); and

  • Improving data collection (providing information about service needs and gaps to help communities plan their assistance and identify needed resources.

Have a Question about Coordinated Entry

Contact Cody Greenfield

cgreenfield@addressthehomeless.org or 631-464-4314 x119

Coordinated Entry Referral Form

The following is a referral for homeless households seeking assistance through the NY-603 Continuum of Care. Households in need or their representatives may fill out the form and submit it to the Coordinated Entry Manager, Cody Greenfield at cgreenfield@addressthehomeless.org or return by fax to 631-464-4319. If a household is deemed eligible for services, a representative will contact them for further information.

Continuum of Care permanent housing programs are for people who are literally homeless. Depending on the household’s current situation, different housing options may be available.
Literal Homelessness
Continuous
Homelessness for
Chronically Homeless
Households
Episodic Homelessness for Chronically Homeless
Households

*Couch-surfing, doubled-up with family/friends, or staying in a hotel room that household has paid for with their own income is not considered homeless as per HUD regulations for Continuum of Care housing opportunities   

Household is homeless, in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation.
                  OR

Household is fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence.

*Couch-surfing, doubled-up with family/friends, or staying in a hotel room that household has paid for with their own income is not considered homeless as per HUD regulations for Continuum of Care housing opportunities   

OR

Homeless for 12 months or more continuously in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation, with no breaks.

**Break in homelessness is defined as 7 days or more in a place meant for human habitation or 90 days or more in an institution (substance treatment facility, jail, hospital)

OR

Homeless for 12 months or more over 4 episodes within the last 3 years.

 

**Break in homelessness is defined as 7 days or more in a place meant for human habitation or 90 days or more in an institution (substance treatment facility, jail, hospital)

CONTACT US

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
600 Albany Avenue

Suite 2
Amityville, NY 11701

 

Open Monday - Friday

9am-5pm

Phone: (631) 464-4314
Fax: (631) 464-4319