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​Coordinated Entry Committee:

The Continuum of Care Interim Rule states “Centralized or coordinated assessment system is defined to mean a centralized or coordinated process designed to coordinate program participant intake, assessment, and provision of referrals. A centralized or coordinated assessment system covers the geographic area, is easily accessed by individuals and families seeking housing or services, is well advertised, and includes a comprehensive and standardized assessment tool. This definition establishes basic minimum requirements for the Continuum ‘s centralized or coordinated assessment system.”

Purpose and Responsibilities of the Committee: 

  1. Draft overarching policies and procedures that all agencies who are participating in Coordinated Entry within the Balance of State must abide by

  2. Create structure for agencies in the BoS to participate in, per HUD’s guidelines and benchmarks

  3. Provide support and advice for regions as they implement coordinated entry

  4. Review any regional policies and procedures that subregions are required to submit. After review, the CE Committee will make a recommendation to the Board whether or not to approve regional policies

  5. Ensures the Mo BoS CoC Board is aware of all new Coordinated Entry-related HUD requirements

Chair:  Maggie Thomas

Vice Chair:  Kelli Kemna 

Secretary:  Ann Gosnell-Hopkins and Martha Sander

Committee meetings are planned for the first Tuesday of the month at 9:00am. Please contact for more information. 

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