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Program Description

  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. Within a Coordinated Entry System, persons are prioritized for housing based on vulnerability using a data-driven, real-time process. Montgomery County's Coordinated Entry System embraces Housing First principles of low barrier access, consumer choice, community integration, and housing orientation.

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Program Contacts

Contact Amanda Harris of the HHS - Services to End and Prevent Homelessness at 240.777.1179 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of homeless individuals with a completed vulnerability assessment (Using the VI-SPDAT) to determine housing placement 1659382370375375
Coordinated Entry - Days from housing program assignment to housed6833404040
Percent of homeless individuals with a completed vulnerability assessment (using the VI-SPDAT) to determine housing placement96%89%91%95%95%
1  The FY20 increase is due to added funding to the Continuum of Care and additional Rapid Rehousing vacancies, which led SEPH to encourage providers to complete VI-SPDATs for their clients. Since conditions for FY20 were unusual due to COVID-19, future year projections are based on pre-FY20 trends.
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved13714746.90
Add: Homeless Entry Coordinator to Implement New Federal Legal Requirement1049601.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-207691-1.00
FY23 Approved12687436.90