Coordinated Entry System

Coordinated entry is a powerful tool designated to ensure that homeless persons and persons at risk of homelessness are matched, as quickly as possible, with the intervention that will most efficiently and effectively end their homelessness.

The Will County Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System manual describes: 

1. Policies and procedures for providing an initial housing assessment to determine the best housing and services intervention for individuals and families;

2. A specific policy to guide the operation of the centralized or coordinated assessment system on how its system will address the needs of individuals and families who are fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, but who are seeking shelter or services from non-victim service providers;

3. Policies and procedures for evaluating individuals’ and families’ eligibility for assistance;

4. Policies and procedures for determining and prioritizing which eligible individuals and families will receive rapid rehousing assistance.

5. Policies and procedures for determining and prioritizing which eligible individuals and families will receive permanent supportive housing assistance;

The Coordinated Entry System is designed to assess eligibility for housing programs targeted to homeless persons. It is not a guarantee that the individual will meet the final eligibility requirements for, or receive a referral to, a particular housing option.

Will County Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System (approved 1.23.18) (PDF)