The WI BOS Coordinated Entry System is a critical component in our effort to end homelessness in the WI BOSCOC. The goal of the WI BOS Coordinated Entry System is that the process is easy for people to access, that it identifies and assesses their needs, and makes prioritization decisions based upon needs. Assistance should be allocated as effectively as possible and it should be easily accessible no matter where or how people present.
The WI BOS Coordinated Entry System helps communities prioritize assistance based on vulnerability and severity of service needs to ensure that people who need assistance the most can receive it in a timely manner. The WI BOS Coordinated Entry System will also provide information about service needs and gaps to help communities plan their assistance and identify needed resources.
Any agency requesting a waiver for Coordinated Entry must first complete a Coordinated Entry waiver application below. Once the application has been submitted, WI BOS staff will email the agency the Coordinated Entry waiver request checklist outlining the supportive documentation needed to make a decision on the waiver request. Please see the Coordinated Entry policy for information on the Coordinated Entry waiver process. Waiver Request Checklist Waiver Application Waiver Policy
There are 6 programs: (1) EHH Funded Prevention, (2) Emergency Shelters, (3) Motel Vouchers, (4) Rapid Rehousing, (5) Permanent Supportive Housing, and (6) Transitional Housing.
Homeless Prevention Program (HPP)
Homeless Prevention Program (HPP) helps individuals and households who are at risk of homelessness retain housing. Homelessness prevention programs include housing relocation and stabilization services and short- and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to prevent the individual or family from moving to an emergency shelter, a place not meant for human habitation, or another place described in paragraph (1) of the homeless definition.
The Homeless Prevention Program (HPP) is a state funding source authorized under Wisconsin Statutes § 16.303 and administered by the Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources (DEHCR). To learn more about all of Wisconsins funding streams for homeless and housing programs click here.
It is a HUD requirement that all ESG funded homeless prevention programs use Coordinated Entry. The WI BOSCOC Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures require that all HPP funded homeless prevention use the WI BOS Coordinated Entry System. If any portion of an agency’s HPP allocation is used to match its ESG allocation, all ESG rules and requirements apply to clients served by HPP.
Homeless prevention programs are not listed on the WI BOS Housing Inventory Chart (HIC).
Coordinated Entry Prevention Training (This training covers the requirements for EHH funded Prevention projects in the Balance of State CoC. It includes the Prevention assessment, how to create a referral and the Prioritization List for Prevention.)
Emergency Shelters can be funded through ESG as part of the EHH grant with DEHCR and/or funded with SSSG funds through DEHCR. You can view more information about these funds by clicking here.
Emergency Shelters receiving ESG funds must participated in coordinated entry. All other Emergency shelters are encouraged to participate in the WI BOS Coordinated Entry System to ensure access to housing programs for their clients. When completing the WI BOS Coordinated Entry access documentation, vulnerability assessment, referral, and follow up with with shelter clients, shelter programs are ensuring that their clients have access to all ESG and COC funded housing programs that require the use of Coordinated Entry. If you are an Emergency shelter looking to begin participating in the WI BOS Coordinated Entry System, please click the link below: And then this would be the link to the "new to CE" section we are creating. (what do you think?)
All Emergency Shelters (regardless of whether they use HMIS or not) must be listed on the WI BOS Housing Inventory Chart (HIC).
EHH policy and procedure guidance (all of these will need to link of course, I just used your formatting as an example)
Coordinated Entry-Shelter Implementation Training-Updated version coming soon!
Motel Voucher programs receiving ESG funds must participate in coordinated entry. All other Motel Voucher programs are encouraged toparticipate in the WI BOS Coordinated Entry System to ensure access to housingprograms for their clients. When completing the WI BOS Coordinated Entry access documentation, vulnerability assessment, referral, and follow up with with clients, Motel Voucher programs are ensuring that their clients have access to all ESG and COC funded housing programs that require the use of Coordinated Entry.
If you are a Motel Voucher program looking to beginparticipating in the WI BOS Coordinated Entry System, please click the link below: All Motel Voucher programs (regardless of whether they use HMIS or not) must be listed on the WI BOS Housing Inventory Chart (HIC).
VI-SPDAT Version 2 Training VI-SPDAT Version 2- Webinar Slides *This is a required training for every person that uses the VI-SPDAT (in and out of HMIS). Attendance will be recorded and shared with ETH leads and DLA contacts. Following this video, you will be asked to complete quizzes on the Org Code website. This is no longer available from Org code. The process to begin administering the VI-SPDAT is to contact the WI BOS CE System Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify attendance.