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Annual 2020 to 2021 CES Eval Report

Coordinated Entry in the Kansas Balance of State CoC

What is Coordinated Entry?

As outlined in the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Interim Rule, each CoC is responsible for establishing and operating a coordinated system that provides a comprehensive assessment and referral of the needs of individuals and families seeking housing and services. This system is referred to as Coordinated Entry System (CES) in the Kansas Balance of State Continuum of Care (KS BoS CoC). Click here to see which counties the KS BoS CoC covers.

CES is a powerful piece of a community’s housing crisis response system as it ensures that people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness can readily access and navigate housing assistance– no matter where in the community they first seek help. It is designed so that households are prioritized for and matched with the appropriate intervention as quickly as possible based on their vulnerability and severity of needs. Overall, CES aims to standardize the access, assessment, prioritization and referral process across all agency providers in a community in order to quickly and successfully provide assistance.


Click here to learn more about our Coordinated Entry Committee.


Training Resources

How to Correctly Use CE in HMIS
CES Clarity Workflow Cheatsheet
New Training Important Slides
Coordinated Entry Access Requirements



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