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.