Supportive Housing • Permanent Housing • Central Intake • Central Referral System • Housing • Information And Referral
Chicago's Coordinated Entry System serves as a front door to connect people facing homelessness to housing and supports in an accessible, equitable, transparent manner. This new way of doing business allows all partners in the Chicago Continuum of Care to collaborate to improve access and outcomes for people without permanent housing while delivering trauma informed services.
- This service is free
How to Apply
If you are experiencing homelessness and enrolled in any shelter or outreach program, you can ask the program staff if they can complete the Standardized Housing Assessment with you or link you to someone who can do so. This assessment records your current situation and needs so that you can be connected to a housing program, if eligible, when there is an opening. Housing programs range from transitional housing to short term rapid rehousing to permanent supportive housing.
See Corporation for Supportive Housing listing of Access Points located through out Chicago whose staff will complete an application for housing or shelter using the Standardized Housing Assessment for the Chicago Coordinated Entry System.