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Chicago Coordinated Entry System

Chicago Coordinated Entry System

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)

List of access points for people who are homeless and seeking shelter, transitional or permanent supportive housing programs in Chicago.

Services Offered

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.

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • The Chicago Coordinated Entry System is open to all households who meet the HUD definition of homeless and have an annual incomes below 60% of the Area Median Income. -The online application is available in English and Spanish. Paper applications are available in Chinese, French, and Polish.


  • 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.