What is Coordinated Entry?
Coordinated Entry (CE) is intended to quickly connect individuals experiencing homelessness to necessary resources. CE is a federally mandated program that takes into consideration that communities rarely have enough resources in the community for all in need.
Its aim is threefold: to prioritize the most vulnerable; streamline the experience for both those requesting assistance and service providers; provide data, allowing for informed decisions.
Contact an Access Point
Find an Access Point to assist you in getting a CE Assessment to be matched with services specific to you or your family’s needs. Select an option below to view contact information.
Alaska Behavioral Health
Anchorage Coalition to End Homlessness
Catholic Social Services
Choosing Our Roots
|Kathryn||(907) 764-6233||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
Covenant House of Alaska
|Emily||(907) 917-9467||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
|Rita||(907) 351-6774||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
|Heather||(907) 317-4712||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
|Eileen||(907) 341-7061||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
|Tiffanie||(907) 272-1255||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
|Donovan||(907) 351-6774||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
|Uriah||(907) 331-7340||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
|Heather||(907) 223-9762||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
|Megan||(907) 272-1255||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
|Brandon||(907) 272-1255||Transitional Age Youth (18-24)|
PATH Program at CHOICES, Inc
Salvation Army McKinnell House
Learn More About Coordinated Entry
Coordinated Entry Clarifications
Coordinated Entry prioritizes referrals based on need and vulnerability instead of functioning on a first-come-first-serve basis, while also accounting for the various eligibility criteria of participating housing programs. Coordinated Entry is not a “waitlist.”
This means that a household new to Coordinated Entry may receive a referral into housing more quickly than a household that has been in Coordinated Entry longer. This also means that if a household with higher vulnerability does not meet the eligibility criteria for the program with a current opening, a household with lower vulnerability will receive the referral into the program.
How Does Coordinated Entry Work?
Those in need of services contact an Access Point to complete an assessment. This assessment provides information on the household’s vulnerability and length of time experiencing homelessness. After completing the assessment, the household is placed in a pool of households eligible to receive a referral to various housing programs.
Once a housing program has an opening, the Coordinated Entry System will provide the agency with a referral from the pool of those assessed, based on the program’s eligibility criteria and the household’s vulnerability.
Once referred, the housing program must work with the household to document eligibility prior to providing housing. A referral from Coordinated Entry into any housing program is never a guarantee of housing until the household is officially accepted into the program.
This process means that households do not need to go to multiple housing providers and get on multiple waitlists. Instead a household can go to one spot and complete one assessment to be eligible for multiple programs.
Do all Agencies Receive Referrals from Coordinated Entry?
Not all housing agencies in the community receive referrals directly through Coordinated Entry. Find providers that receive referrals from the Coordinated Entry Access Point list above.
Who Qualifies to be Served by Coordinated Entry?
Any individuals or families who are currently staying in a shelter, camping, or living in a place that does not meet regular standards of housing (ex. A car; a condemned house; a house without heat or electricity, etc.) are eligible to receive services through Coordinated Entry.
Further, those individuals or families who are living in a Transitional Housing program or who are staying in a hotel that is paid for by a charity or organization in town (including the Department of Corrections) are eligible for Coordinated Entry. Those who are actively fleeing a domestic violence situation and are unable to sustain housing are also eligible for services.
Those who are in an institution (hospital, jail, treatment, etc.) and were in one of the situations described above prior to entering the institution are eligible for Coordinated Entry if they have been living in the institution for less than 90 days.
Get in Touch. Stay Informed.
If you would like more information about ACEH, the Anchorage Homeless Prevention and Response System, or homelessness in general, please feel free to reach out to us.
P.O. Box 243041
Anchorage, AK 99524