Coordinated Entry is Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s system portal that connects those who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability to an available shelter or other housing resource. Coordinated Entry also helps the community to both prioritize resources for the most vulnerable households and to identify gaps and shortages in housing resources. By participating in Coordinated Entry, housing organizations prioritize their temporary and permanent housing assistance for households seeking assistance through the Coordinated Entry “front door.”
The Coordinated Entry Hotline can be reached at (704) 284-9665.
Click here to learn more about Coordinated Entry in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
For any feedback regarding Coordinated Entry please email Megan.Coffey@MeckNC.gov
Homeless Management Information System
A Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) is a local information technology system used to collect client-level data and data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness. Each Continuum of Care (CoC) is responsible for selecting an HMIS software solution that complies with HUD’s data collection, management, and reporting standards.
Click here to access the HMIS resource page for Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
The Point-in-Time Count (PIT) is when our community comes together to survey each person experiencing sheltered or unsheltered homelessness on one night. It is also when we capture temporary and permanent housing capacity and inventory across the housing continuum. The Point-in-Time Count and Housing Inventory Count are required activities for the Continuum of Care (CoC) to receive federal homelessness funding assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Charlotte-Mecklenburg also goes above and beyond to collect additional information that can inform local decision-making.
The date for the 2023 Point-In-Time Count is Wednesday, January 25, 2023. Volunteers will conduct surveys with persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness across Mecklenburg County throughout the day on Thursday, January 26th.
If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here.
Donations are needed to deliver to those that complete the survey. Please purchase donations through this Amazon Wish List to be used specifically for the PIT.
The CoC is responsible for designing, operating, and following a collaborative process for the development of applications and approval the submission of applications in response to an annual Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This includes establishing priorities for funding projects in the geographic area. Mecklenburg County Community Support Services, which serves as the Collaborative Applicant applies for Continuum of Care planning activities on behalf of the community.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care has oversight responsibility for the CoC Program funding and Emergency Solutions Grant funding issued by the North Carolina Department Health & Human Services.
Click here to access more information about the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
The Collaborative Applicant (CA) is the organization designated by the CoC to submit the required CoC application for all projects selected for funding; and apply for CoC planning funds. In the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC, the CA works closely with the Governing Board; the CoC membership; and CoC committees and workgroups in order to effectively coordinate the housing and services system and to achieve the vision and mission set by the CoC. Mecklenburg County Community Support Services currently serves as the CA for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC.