The Chicago Coordinated Entry System (CES) connects people experiencing homelessness to housing programs. We strive to facilitate an accessible and racially equitable path to housing that eliminates barriers to housing. The CES uses a standardized housing assessment to understand the needs of households and follows a prioritization plan to refer youth, individuals, and families to housing.

HOUSING ASSESSMENTS Anyone sleeping in a shelter, outside, in a vehicle, or any place not meant for human habitation can call the Coordinated Entry Call Center at 312-361-1707 to complete a housing assessment. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:00pm. Please note, this may or may not lead to a housing option and does not solve your immediate housing crisis.

ACCESS TO SHELTER If you are in need of shelter please call 3-1-1 to request transportation to a shelter.

Coordinated Entry System Lead Agencies Contact

CSH Project Manager 

All Chicago HMIS Administrator 

Catholic Charities Matching Administrator and Youth Diversion 

Center for Housing and Health Outreach Coordinator 

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