HUD Releases Policy Brief on Coordinated Entry
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released a Coordinated Entry Policy Brief. This policy brief describes HUD’s views of the characteristics of an effective coordinated entry process. This brief does not establish requirements for Continuums of Care (CoCs), but rather is meant to inform local efforts to further develop CoCs’ coordinated entry processes.
HUD has previously provided guidance regarding prioritization for permanent supportive housing (PSH) in Notice CPD-014-12: Notice on Prioritizing Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness in Permanent Supportive Housing and Recordkeeping Requirements for Documenting Chronic Homeless Status. This brief builds upon that Notice and provides guidance for using coordinated entry to prioritize assistance across all types of assistance within the CoC.