Coordinated Entry System (CES)


The goal of the Coordinated Entry System is to effectively connect individuals and families at-risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness to appropriate services and housing interventions to secure permanent and stable housing 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 Orange County 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 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funded Rapid Rehousing (RRH) as well as any other housing resource that voluntarily participates in the Coordinated Entry System.

How can I help?

The Orange County Coordinated Entry System is comprised of several components that address the unique needs of populations which include individuals, families and veterans. If you or someone you know are at-risk of homelessness or experiencing homelessness, talk to your service provider or call 2-1-1 to be connected to a service provider participating in CES.

If you would like more information about the Shelter Bed Reservation System available through CES, please visit the Shelter Bed Reservation System webpage.

CES Partner Documents and Resources

Policies and Procedures


For additional information about the Coordinated Entry System, email