Help for Individuals
Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement (CAHP) / Coordinated Entry
The housing system can feel like a maze for individuals experiencing homelessness. Trying to determine who to talk to, how to get there, and where to begin can seem confusing and overwhelming. Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement for Single Individuals -- or Coordinated Entry -- establishes a system where housing placement isn't a matter of talking to the right case manager, at the right agency, at the right time.
Instead, Coordinated Assessment and Housing Placement represents standardized access and assessment for all individuals, through a coordinated referral and housing placement process to ensure that people experiencing homelessness receive appropriate assistance with both immediate and long-term housing and service needs. The entire Coordinated Entry process uses a "no wrong door" approach, while doing so through a standardized process from initial engagement to successful housing placement.
In a data-driven and evidence-informed manner, providers across the District of Columbia are establishing strategic partnerships to better serve our fellow community members experiencing homelessness.
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Seeking assistance with contacting providers able to conduct an assessment? Click HereD.C. Homeless Resources
The Community Partnership has created a website dedicated to providing information about resources for homeless individuals in DC. This website will show you where you can find a meal, a shower, a place to sleep and other services throughout the city. Please visit http://www.dchomelessresources.org
If you are unable to access the website, please call the shelter hotline at 1-800-535-7252 or 202-399-7093.