Coordinated Entry

His House Foundation provides Coordinated Entry for individuals and families where the head of household is 18 years or older within the Suburban Metro Area Continuum of Care (Carver, Scott, Dakota, Washington and Anoka Counties) SMAC MN

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What is Coordinated Entry?

Coordinated Entry is a process developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their strengths and needs.


A Coordinated Entry Assessment provides individuals and families experiencing homeless an opportunity to receive a housing program based on availability and the individual’s or family’s circumstances. It is one tool to use in your housing search process.


Your information provided in the assessment is added to the secure Homeless Management Information System. You are able to have more than one Coordinated Entry open at a time, but they have to be in different Continuums of Care CoC Regions — Minnesota's HMIS (hmismn.org).


Coordinated Entry can be used with other housing programs, such as Housing Stabilization Services.


Participants should contact a Coordinated Entry Assessor whenever their contact information, housing situation, family size or income changes so  your needs can be met in the best way possible. Participants can ask to be removed from Coordinated Entry at any time and are able to refuse offered programs.

Who is eligible for Coordinated Entry?

Coordinated Entry Assessors will determine if Coordinated Entry is right for you based on your individual or family’s circumstances.
As a guideline, eligibility includes:

  • Individuals 18 years or older and families where the head of household is 18 years or older.

  • Individuals or families where a head of household is 18 to 24 years old who are currently homeless or at-risk for homelessness

  • Individuals and families are automatically eligible if they are currently or primarily experiencing HUD Homelessness:

    • sleeping outside,

    • living in a vehicle, tent or camper

    • living in a place that is considered uninhabitable including homes, commercial buildings, sheds,

    • staying in a shelter program (including hotel shelter programs), or

    • experiencing or fleeing from domestic violence.

  • Individuals and families can be eligible if they have experienced the above HUD Homelessness within the last 3 years and are currently couch hopping.

    • Couch hopping is considered staying with someone where you are not on the lease or mortgage for less than 1 year. 

Those currently experiencing or fleeing from domestic violence have the option to have their information shared only with essential providers.

Coordinated Entry is NOT:

Coordinated Entry does not provide shelter, temporary housing or immediate permanent housing. Participating in Coordinated Entry does not guarantee receiving a housing program, but is one option in your housing search.


Coordinated Entry is not a housing list. Individuals and families are offered programs based on a variety of factors, including length of homelessness, disability (mental health, physical health, developmental, long-term illness, and addiction), and program availability.

Interested in Coordinated Entry?

Speak with a His House Foundation CE Assessor by calling 612-325-4693,

OR complete the form below:

For Coordinated Entry Assessments or updates:

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For Hennepin County: see updates here at Coordinated Entry homeless assistance | Hennepin County


For Ramsey County: For families, Catholic Charities at 651-215-2262;for single adults 25 and older, St. Paul Opportunity Center at 651-793-2219 or your current shelter provider; for single adults 16-24, Safe Zone at (651)-224-9644; for parenting individuals 18-24, Ramsey County at 651-215-2262.


For other Counties, contact your County’s Human Services department for current contacts.