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Sonoma County Coordinated Entry System

This is a Provider Resource page used to retain information and documentation regard the Sonoma County Coordinated Entry System. Public information on Coordinated Entry can be found on the "Get Help" webpage.

About Coordinated Entry:

The Coordinated Entry System is designed to efficiently match people experiencing homelessness to available supportive housing programs. It prioritizes those who are most in need of assistance and provides crucial information that helps communities strategically allocate resources and identify gaps in service. Sonoma County’s Coordinated Entry system employs a Housing First model that prioritizes individuals, families and transition-aged-youth facing the highest vulnerability and needs for permanent, supportive housing. Coordinated Entry is not an emergency response system. Those who are experiencing a housing crisis, should contact a local emergency shelter program.

Coordinated Entry Documentation

Sonoma County Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures (PDF)

Coordinated Entry Access Partner - Access Point Training Slides Part 1 (PDF)

Coordinated Entry Access Point Training Slides Part 2 (PDF)

Coordinated Entry System Flow Chart Detailed (PDF)

Sonoma County CES Referrals Standard Location Practices (PDF)

Coordinated Entry Flyers:

English Language Version (PDF)

Spanish Language Version (PDF)

Participant FAQs about the Sonoma County Coordinated Entry System:

English Language Version (PDF)

Spanish Language Version (PDF)

Release of Information

Sonoma County Coordinated Entry System Consent for Release of Confidential Information - English Language Version (PDF)

Vulnerability Index - Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) Forms:

VI-SPDAT for Families (FAM)- English Language Version (PDF)

VI-SPDAT for Individuals (IND)- English Language Version (PDF)

VI-SPDAT for Transitional Age Youth (TAY)- English Language Version (PDF)

VI-SPDAT for Families (FAM)- Spanish Language Version (PDF)

VI-SPDAT for Individuals (IND)- Spanish Language Version (PDF)

VI-SPDAT for Transitional Age Youth (TAY)- Spanish Language Version (PDF)

Coordinated Entry Housing Programs' Eligibility Criteria Table

Rapid Re-housing Programs
Agency  Program Criteria 
Catholic Charities (CC) RRH Categories 1 & 4 HUD's definition of homelessness, TP score 4-8.
Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) Categories 1 & 4 HUD's definition of homelessness, TP score of 4-8.
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) Transitional Aged Youth 18-24 years old, Categories 1 & 4 HUD's definition of homelessness, TP score
West County Community Services (WCCS)  Categories 1 & 4 HUD's definition of homelessness, TP score of 4-8. Local preference 
Interfaith Shelter Network (IFSN) Reentry Rapid Rehousing Categories 1 & 4 HUD's definition of homelessness, family member who has spent time in CA state prision 
Interfaith Shelter Network (IFSN) CDC-RRH Categories 1 & 4 HUD's definition of homelessness, homeless
Interfaith Shelter Network (IFSN) Housing Assistance Placement Program (HAPP) Categories 1-4, active CPS case 
Reach for Home (RFH) PHC Permanent Supportive Housing Categories 1, 2 and 4 HUD's definition of homelessness , TP score of 4-8. 
Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) Sponsor based rental assistance Transitional Aged Youth 18-24 year olds, at risk or experiencing chronic homelessness
TLC Child & Family Services (TLC) Transitional Aged Youth 18-24 years old, Categories 1 & 4 HUD's definition of homelessness, TP score, No sex offenders
YWCA Sonoma County (YWCA) Categories 1 & 4 and victim of DV. Referred outside CE
Permanent Supportive Housing Programs
Agency  Program Criteria 
Committee on the Sheltetless (COTS) PSH Chronically homeless, at least 18 years old, no sex offenders, no history of serious violence. 
Catholic Charities (CC) Palms Chronically homeless, at least 18 years old, single adults and couples
Catholic Charities (CC) Scattered site PSH Chronically homeless, at least 18 years old, single adults and couples
Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) Tamayo Village Transitional Aged Youth 18-24, Chronically homeless
Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) SNAP 1 Chronically homeless, HIV or AIDS
West County Community Services (WCCS)  MSSH Chronically homeless, must be able to climb stairs. All units are second floor
Community Support Network (CSN) Stony Point Commons Chronically homeless with mental health condition (determined by SCBH staff), interested in living in recovery housing
Community Support Network (CSN) Sanctuary Villias TAY, Medi-Cal/Medical Eligible, mental health condition, interested in recovery housing, must be able to complete live scan background check
Buckelew Programs Sonoma SCIL A mental health challenge, are experiencing homelessness and have met criteria for and are enrolled and participating in Sonoma County Behavioral Health services
Buckelew Programs Samaritan FACT A mental health challenge, are experiencing homelessness and have met criteria for and are enrolled and participating in Sonoma County Behavioral Health services
Reach for Home (RFH) PHC Permanent Supportive Housing Chronically homeless Veterans, Medi-Cal/Medi-Cal Eligible
Other Permanent Housing 
Agency  Program Criteria 
PEP Housing  River City apartment Must be 62 years old, at or below 50% AMI, sex offenders prohibited, must not have a pattern of violent behavior
Wallace House
Burbank/COTS Studios at Montero Chronically homeless, at or below 50% AMI
Sonoma County Housing Authority (SCHA) Emergency Housing Voucher program  At or below 50% AMI and homeless or at risk of homelessness, referred through CE. Target population can change. Contact SCHA to request information
Santa Rosa Housing Authority (SRHA)  At or below 50% AMI and homeless or at risk of homelessness, referred through CE. Target population can change. Contact SCHA to request information