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Accessing CES
Are you or is someone you know experiencing homelessness? Visit one of our CES Access Points to connect with resources that will assist you!
Policies and Procedures
Coordinated Entry System (CES)

In response to a federal mandate, MACCH has implemented a common, coordinated, and community-wide process of standardized and equal access, assessment, and prioritization of referrals to supportive housing for all homeless individuals and families. Our community has implemented a decentralized system covering Douglas and Sarpy Counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa, with several Access Points available across our continuum.  Our CES offers diversion services and ensures every person experiencing homelessness receives the same assessment at every provider site. Households are prioritized based on their assessment and supportive housing referrals are provided to prioritized households. By utilizing a Community Queue, MACCH determines referrals for limited permanent housing resources available in the community, based on our local Prioritization Policy. For more information on MACCH's CES, visit the links below.

MACCH has worked with several community partners to develop Policies and Procedures to for our local CES. Please find these policies listed below
For CES Participating Agencies
For agencies participating in CES, the following forms should be utilized when assisting households experiencing homelessness
CES Supportive Housing Links
CES Reports
Follow this link to submit CES housing openings: 
Follow this link to submit an individual to our PSH pool:
Additional Resources
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a variety of resources to assist communities in developing a CES. Some of these resources are included below:
CES Forms