What is Coordinated Entry?

According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Continuum of Care (CoC) program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. Coordinated Entry is one of the necessary components to a CoC.



Coordinated Entry is a comprehensive system designed to streamline access to housing and support services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or housing instability. It operates as a centralized point of entry, where those experiencing housing insecurity can access assessments to determine their eligibility for various housing and supportive services programs. By coordinating resources and prioritizing assistance based on vulnerability and need, Coordinated Entry aims to ensure that the most vulnerable populations receive timely access to housing interventions and support services. This approach fosters collaboration among housing providers, social service agencies, and other stakeholders, ultimately working towards the goal of effectively addressing homelessness and promoting housing stability within communities.



Our Path Home Programs


Our Path Home is the local public-private partnership working to end homelessness in Ada County. This partnership embraces service models and philosophies that embody that permanent housing is the solution to homelessness and that housing is healthcare.


On behalf of this partnership, CATCH operates Our Path Home Connect and Outreach.


Our Path Home CONNECT is the Coordinated Entry point for Ada County. This program brings together housing and service providers and governments to stand above any one program’s brand in achieving a community where everyone is stably housed. At this access point, each household experiencing homelessness is invited to participate in a Housing Planning session, where all resource options will be discussed and, if necessary, the household will be placed on a prioritized access-list, based on the length of time they have experienced homelessness and the severity of their service needs.


Our Path Home Outreach works to build rapport and develop relationships with people experiencing homelessness. We prioritize helping people who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness and sleeping on the street to connect them to the supports they need to access emergency shelter, services, and housing.


Access Point


The Region III Continuum of Care is the public-private partnership working to end homelessness in Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owhyee, Payette, Valley and Washington Counties. The Region III Continuum of Care’s role is to manage a collaborative, community approach to ending homelessness, and when homelessness does occur, ensure that the experience is rare, brief, and only happens one time. Access Point is the Coordinated Entry point for Region III, operated by CATCH.



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— Sarah