This Guidebook is designed to help CoCs:
- Understand the core components of coordinated entry by outlining what HUD requires
- Plan and implement a coordinated entry process appropriate to their needs, resources, and the vision of the CoC’s membership
- Consider implementing additional elements beyond basic requirements
Coordinated entry’s core concepts make practical sense to persons experiencing a housing crisis. Those concepts also promote more efficient and effective systems of care. HUD recommends that CoCs review this Guidebook as they begin planning for coordinated entry, look to improve the local system they have begun building, or as a check that their existing coordinated entry process complies with updated HUD requirements.