Coordinated Entry System

The Macomb County Continuum of Care (CoC) uses coordinated entry as a standardized way to meet the immediate and long-term needs of those at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.

The Coordinated Entry System (CES) will provide an initial, comprehensive, standard assessment of the needs of individuals and families for housing and services that meets current HUD requirements. The system will map out the resources and delivery processes used to prevent homelessness and rapidly re-house individuals and families that are homeless. In addition, the system will:


  • Divert entry into a shelter by finding alternative housing or sustaining existing housing.

  • Decrease the average length of a homeless episode.

  • Align scarce community resources through the use of the Vulnerability Index - Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT).

  • Cover and be accessible to all of Macomb County.

  • Have a specific policy that addresses the needs of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, but who are seeking assistance from non-victim service providers.


Due to a limited amount of housing assistance resources, our Coordinated Entry System must prioritize assistance based on vulnerability and the severity of service needs with focus on the goals of our strategic plan to end homelessness.

Macomb Homeless Coalition

P.O. Box 856

Mt. Clemens, MI 48046

P: 586-213-5757

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