Coordinated Entry System (CES)


The goal of the Coordinated Entry System is to effectively connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness to appropriate services and housing interventions to end homelessness in Orange County through:

  • dynamic prioritization
  • collaborative coordination
  • intentional resource utilization
  • equitable resource distribution
  • regional service planning area prioritization

The Coordinated Entry System lead agency, County of Orange, is empowered by the Continuum of Care (CoC) to manage the process of determining and updating the prioritization for all CoC funded permanent supportive housing (PSH) and CoC and ESG funded rapid rehousing (RRH) as well as any other housing resources that voluntarily participate in the Coordinated Entry System.

The Coordinated Entry System is for anyone experiencing homelessness in Orange County including young adults, single adults, couples, families, veterans and seniors. If you or someone you know are experiencing homelessness, talk to your service provider or call 2-1-1 to be connected to a service provider participating in the Coordinated Entry System.


For additional information about the Coordinated Entry System, email

Policies and Procedures