SHC offers housing search and case management for homeless individuals through our Coordinated Entry program.
Coordinated Entry is a regional effort to offer low barrier entry points for homeless individuals to access services. It is the access point to the Balance of State Permanent Supportive Housing program and can offer case management and housing search assistance to the most vulnerable homeless individuals and families in our community.
Do I Qualify?
In order to qualify for Coordinated Entry, you must meet HUD’s definition of Literal Homelessness. This requires that an individual has a primary nighttime residence that is (1) a public or private place not meant for human habitation- car, outside, etc. (2) is living in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program or (3) is exiting an institution where they have resided for 90 days or less and resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately prior to entering that institution.
If you meet the above definition and are interested in accessing SHC’s Coordinated Entry system, please complete the application for assistance below. If you do not qualify but are in need of assistance, please call the SHC main office at 617-623-6111 for a referral to an agency or program you will qualify for.