Housing Prioritization

**Individuals experiencing homelessness can still access emergency shelter and outreach services without taking a Housing Assessment.

 

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 Coordinated Entry Assessment at:

  1. Salvation Army (820 N. 2nd St) on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm by walking in or scheduling an appointment.
  2. Coordinated Entry Hotline: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10a-4p: 910-444-8315

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. For more details and information on Housing Prioritization click here

**Individuals experiencing homelessness can still access emergency shelter and outreach services without taking a Housing Assessment.

This is not a guarantee of housing and we highly encourage individuals to continue to seek housing options on their own because of the demand for housing in our community, however, it is a good first step. If you are domestic violence survivor or fleeing domestic violence then you have the option to go to the DV locations listed on the flyer to be put into a separate database system for confidentiality and protection. Emergency Shelter options in the area with details on intake times are on the flyer as well. You do not need to take the assessment in order to access Emergency Shelter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on Housing Prioritization/Coordinated Entry please email or call CoC Director, Maegan Zielinski, maeganz@capefearcog.org, 910-395-4553 x202

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