Coordinated Entry and Housing Prioritization
The Homeless Inter-agency Council (Tri-HIC) is implementing tools and strategies to improve access to housing resources and assistance. The Tri-Hic has implemented a new Housing Prioritization process, otherwise known as “Coordinated Entry.” For individuals experiencing homelessness: to get on the Community Housing Prioritization List, please take a Housing Assessment at Salvation Army (820 N. 2nd St) on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm by walking in or scheduling an appointment. After you take the assessment, your name will go on our Community Prioritization List. Community partners review this list weekly and collaborate together to link individuals with the resources that best match criteria and eligibility.
We are implementing the use of the Vulnerability Index and Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) to assess housing needs, create a single permanent housing prioritization list, and prioritize those who are the most vulnerable with the greatest needs first to more effectively use our communities housing resources.
**Individuals experiencing homelessness can still access emergency shelter services without taking a Housing Assessment.
For more information on Housing Prioritization/Coordinated Entry please email or call CoC Director, Maegan Zielinski, [email protected], 910-395-4553 x202