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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.

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.


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.

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