Coordinated Access in Multnomah County

There are local coordinated access processes in place for four sub-populations of people experiencing homelessness: adults without children, families with children, unaccompanied youth and households fleeing domestic violence. There is also a process in place to rapidly connect Veterans experiencing homelessness to housing and support services through the Veteran By-Name List. Households may be eligible for resources through more than one of these processes. You can find a general overview of these processes and how to access them here. Please see below for more detailed information and related resources.

COORDINATED ACCESS FOR ADULTS

OVERVIEW

Coordinated Access for Adults coordinates access to local Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects that are funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Continuum of Care Program. Other housing resources will be incorporated into this system in the near future. "Adults" include unaccompanied adults (age 18 and over), adults in couples, and households with adult dependents. 

ACCESS

Staff at organizations across the community are trained to conduct the Coordinated Access for Adults Assessment. The main point of access for adult households not already connected to one of these organizations is the Coordinated Housing Assessment Team (caa@tprojects.org, 844-765-9384) and the Transition Projects Day Center (650 NW Irving St, 503-280-4700). 

Resources for Providers

The Coordinated Access for Adults assessment tool and Release of Information is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese. You can find these and other resources linked below. 

Assessment Tool (includes Release of Information)

Release of Information

Other Resources

Coordinated Access for Families

OVERVIEW

Coordinated Access for Families coordinates access to locally-funded Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) resources as well as Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects that are funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Continuum of Care Program. Other housing resources will be incorporated into this system in the near future. “Families” include adults with minor children (under age 18).

ACCESS

Staff at organizations that are part of the Mobile Housing Team (MHT) are trained to conduct the Coordinated Access for Families Assessment. Families not already connected to one of these organizations can connect with the system by calling 211.   

Resources for Providers

The Coordinated Access for Families assessment tool is currently available in English and the Release of Information is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese. You can find these and other resources linked below. 

Assessment Tool

Release of Information

Other Resources

Coordinated Access for Unaccompanied Youth

OVERVIEW

Coordinated Access for Unaccompanied Youth coordinates access to Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Rapid Re-Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing and support services. "Unaccompanied Youth" include those under the age of 25.

ACCESS

The main point of access is Janus Youth through the Access Center (1635 SW Alder St, 503-432-3986) and through mobile outreach. 

Coordinated Access for Households Fleeing Domestic Violence 

OVERVIEW

Coordinated Access for Households Fleeing Domestic Violence coordinates access to Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Rapid Re-Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing. 

ACCESS

The main points of access are Call to Safety - formerly the Portland Women's Crisis Line (503.235.5333) or, for Spanish, Project UNICA (503-232-4448). 

Veterans 

OVERVIEW

The Veteran By-Name List is used to rapidly connect Veterans experiencing homelessness to shelter and housing resources including Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Rapid Re-Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing. "Veterans" include anyone who’s ever served in the US Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) or been called into active duty by the National Guard or as a Reservist, regardless of discharge status.

ACCESS

The main points of access are the online SSVF Pre-Screening Form, Veteran Services Hotline (855-425-5544), Transition Projects Day Center (650 NW Irving St, 503-280-4700), and VA Community Resource and Referral Center (308 SW 1st Ave, 503-808-1900).