Coordinated Entry Assessment

All housing assessments for chronically homeless single adults conducted by LICH include:

  • Meeting the client where they are, in a safe/preferred location of their choosing (person-centered)

  • Completing an intake form with information about housing and health (housing-focused)

  • Completing a housing and services preference form (person-centered)

  • Completing a formal housing plan (critical time intervention)

  • Completing a VI-SPDAT (objective vulnerability and service needs tool)

  • Completing a trauma recovery exercise (trauma-informed care)

  • Safety planning (The Safe Center LI- DV households)

  • Completing any necessary consent forms for required medical documentation related to obtaining housing (service needs)

  • Exploring and reviewing all available and viable housing options (housing-focused)

  • Completing housing applications (housing-focused)

  • Connecting to community supports (support systems)

Clients are regularly engaged by LICH Coordinated Entry staff until permanently housed for 90 days (assertive housing-focused engagement and transition case management/critical time intervention).

LICH staff are currently working with single adults living on the street or in shelter that have not been able to exit homelessness for several years.


The Long Island Continuum of Care is designated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to oversee the regional strategy for ending homelessness. The Continuum of Care envisions a community in which all members have access to safe, decent, and appropriate housing options. 

If you have any questions, concerns, requests or suggestions related to CoC Services click here.  Your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate person who will contact you as soon as possible.

If you are a non-profit which serves the homeless on Long Island and are interested in becoming a CoC member click the link below.

Updated 2021 CoC Schedule

Last Updated: 01/06/2021


T: 631-464-4314

F: 631-464-4319