Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless
Are you or is someone you know experiencing homelessness? Visit one of our CES Access Points to connect with resources that will assist you!
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 By-Name List (BNL), 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's CES Operations Manual will provide vast information on our local Coordinated Entry implementation. Check back soon!
MACCH has developed several Policies and Procedures to implement 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
Providers may use the links below to report project openings or to refer a household for permanent supportive housing (PSH) consideration by the Homeless Review Team (HRT)
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: