Coordinated Entry (CE) is a system that allows for coordinated entry into a local homeless services system, as well as coordinated movement within and ultimately exit from the system. Coordinated Entry increases the efficiency of a homeless assistance system by standardizing access to homeless services and coordinating program referrals.
The Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care (BoSCoC) is committed to sustaining a CE system that will help to advance our goals of helping households quickly access appropriate services to address housing crises, increasing exits to housing, decreasing length of time homeless, and reducing returns to homelessness.
From December 2017 through January 2018, Homeless Planning Regions within the Ohio BoSCoC will begin formally implementing their redesigned CE processes and system. These updated systems should help ensure that households in crisis can quickly access needed shelter and services, and then, with appropriate assistance, rapidly move back into permanent housing.