HOW TO GET CONNECTED TO RESOURCES
If you are living outside, in a car, or in an emergency shelter, we invite you to visit an access point in the flyer below to help you start the process of finding a housing solution by connecting you to available resources. You can find more information about the access points in the flyer below.
How Coordinated Entry Works
The Coordinated Entry System (CES) facilitates the coordination and management of resources and services through our community's crisis response system. CES works to connect the highest need, most vulnerable persons in the community to available housing and supportive services equitably.
The steps to become involved in CES are as follows:
Meet in person at one of the listed locations.
Talk to staff to identify your housing needs and wants.
Learn about the housing programs and other resources that you might be eligible for.
Connect with those programs to complete an intake and be assigned a case manager.
Work with your case manager to find housing.
PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND:
Completing the housing assessment does not guarantee housing.
This is not a housing waitlist, or a housing application.
It is possible you may not be eligible for any current housing program openings.
There is no fixed timeline of when an agency may contact you for housing.
We will keep searching for a program until we find an opening for you, or you ask us to stop.
Q: Where Are the HUBs & Shelters?
A: There are 5 Coordinated Entry Hubs scattered across Jackson County and Wyandotte County. A 1 Page Flyer of HUB Location and Emergency Shelters has been created for all community agencies to use when working with persons that are presenting as homeless. This 1-Page Flyer can be handed out to people that say they are in need of housing because they are homeless.
Q: How long will I need to wait for someone to contact me about housing? Can I get an update on where I am on the prioritization list?
A: Unfortunately, we are unable to estimate how long it will take for a housing provider to contact you to offer housing assistance. Please understand that housing programs have a limited capacity, and it takes time for providers to contact all the people we assess. It may take longer than 6 months to be contacted, and if you have not heard from a housing provider within that time we ask that you meet with us again to update your information. We urge everyone to continue working on alternative housing options while they wait.
Q: How do I update my contact information (phone number and/or email address)?
A: If you have not already, please fill out the Coordinated Entry contact form with all your updated information and our staff will update your profile with that information.
Q: Can you help me find community resources to help with basic needs such as healthcare, food, and employment?
A: Please see our “Other Resources” page for community resource information.