St. Louis Coordinated Entry
In 2015, HUD published its Coordinated Entry brief, laying out its vision of providers across each community working together in order to house clients from a single, prioritized list, focusing on serving those with the highest need first. Communities have been working on creating systems from this idea, individualized to each community's unique needs and flavors. The Continuums of Care for St. Louis City and St. Louis County decided to join together to create a single Coordinated Entry system and prioritized list, in recognition of client mobility between the two locales and in the increased opportunity to serve clients created by this cooperation.
The September 2017 edition of the Coordinated Entry manual is the most recent version of the CE manual passed by both the County and the City CoCs. For more information about Coordinated Entry, its goals, and its effectiveness in quickly moving people into housing, please visit HUD's website.
Housing Referral Release
During assessment for placement onto the prioritization list, clients have the right to choose whether to participate in the coordinated entry system, and whether or not their name may be used during the weekly housing matching meeting. The Coordinated Entry System Housing Referral Release and Consent to Disclose Information is utilized to gather the client’s consent to participate. This form will be uploaded here when available. It will note that clients have the right to review the list of agencies who participate in coordinated entry, and you can download that list here. Please remember that the list may change, and an updated list will be maintained on this webpage. Providers utilizing ServicePoint also need to document the client’s answer within ServicePoint so that the client’s desired level of disclosure is followed during the weekly housing matching meeting.