Coordinated Entry System (CES)

Central Oregon’s Coordinated Entry System (CES) ensures that people experiencing homelessness can get help finding stable housing.  CES uses a standardized assessment tool that matches the right level of services and housing resources to people experiencing homelessness.

Get Help

Stay updated with the CES Hub schedule on our Community Calendar.

Get a printable version of the schedule here.


CES serves all people (single adults, young adults, couples, families, and veterans) who are experiencing homelessness.

Being homeless means you are:

  •         Living and sleeping outside or in places not meant for human habitation,
  •         Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence*,
  •         Staying in an emergency shelter or transitional housing, or
  •         Exiting an institution** where you stayed for up to 90 days and were homeless before entering that institution.


*Domestic violence means the person or family is afraid to return to their home or is experiencing dangerous or life threatening conditions at home, usually due to abuse, stalking, dating violence, sexual assault or other physical assault. Persons who have experienced human trafficking or sexual exploitation may also be served by CEA.

**Institution means a jail, prison, a psychiatric hospital, medical hospital, or a drug/alcohol treatment program.

If one of the above situations applies to you, then meet in person with a housing assessor at one of the hubs. Hub schedule can be found on the HLC Community Calendar page or you can download a PDF here.

After meeting with a housing assessor, a CES representative will reach out to you when a housing opportunity is available. Please note: There is no waitlist for housing. The number of homeless people and families needing housing change every day. The list of available apartments and other housing also change every day. There is no way for us to know how much time it takes to match you with the right housing.

The VI-SPDAT allows communities to assess clients’ various health and social needs quickly and then match them to the most appropriate housing interventions available, based on an individual’s vulnerability score.

In general, the assessment tool asks a series of questions about you, your health, how you are experiencing homelessness, and what other needs you might have.

Be A Partner

Interested in having your housing program join the CES network?  Contact us!

Check out what’s happening with the CES Committee here.