​​​​​​​Coordinated Access​

The Coordinated Access System institutes consistent and uniform assessment and referral processes to determine and secure the most appropriate response to each individual or family's immediate and long-term housing needs. The system includes:

  • A uniform and standard assessment process to be used for all those seeking assistance and procedures for determining the appropriate next level of assistance to resolve homelessness of those living in shelter, on the streets, or places not meant for human habitation
  • Establishment of uniform guidelines among components of homeless assistance (transitional housing, rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing) regarding: eligibility for services, priority populations, expected outcomes and targets for length of stay
  • Agreed upon priorities for accessing homeless assistance;
  • Referral policies and procedures from the system of coordinated access to homeless service providers to facilitate access to services​