June CES Scoop: Update on Emergency Housing Vouchers, Upcoming Training, and More

CES Scoop - Hennepin CoC Coordinated Entry

Update for Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Case Managers

System Update

All needed EHV referrals have been received.

However, you can still identify eligible individuals in HMIS.


Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and Metro HRA notified us that they have received all needed Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) referrals.

This means they will only fill EHV vacancies as they come available through attrition.

You can still identify individuals who are eligible for EHV in HMIS. 

This way, we will have individuals already identified for the EHV spots when we are notified that the housing authorities need referrals. 

Individuals identified for EHVs are also considered for all other homeless dedicated housing units coming through CES.

Questions? Email Amy Donohue: amy.donohue@hennepin.us

Housing Providers


Online Referral Request Form

Referral Request Form

Need a referral to your housing program?

Use our new online Referral Request Form!

What Should I do in HMIS?

Step-by-Step HMIS Help


Do you struggle to follow all of the correct steps in HMIS? If so, you are not alone.

We created some new, intuitive guides to help! Check them out here.



When to Assess and When to Refer



2 Minute Microtraining:

What is the Assessor's Role When a Client Gets a Referral? 

Take the 2 minute training here


Assessors play an important role when a client gets a referral to a housing provider.

Learn what to do in our 2 minute microtraining!

Take the 2 minute training here.

Upcoming Training


HMIS Training for Housing Providers: When and How to Exit Clients from Your Program

HMIS Training for Housing Providers

Date: Wednesday, September 21st

Time: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

View Description and Register here


HMIS Training for Assessors: Progressive Engagement

HMIS Training for Assessors

Date: Wednesday, September 21st

Time: Noon - 12:30 pm

View Description and Register here


Coordinated Entry 101

Coordinated Entry 101

Date: Wednesday, September 7th

Time: 11:00 am - Noon

View Description and Register here.


Best Practices for Housing Providers

Best Practices for Housing Providers

Date: Wednesday, June 30th

Time: 10:00 am - Noon

View Description and Register here



Assessor Priority List Report

Priority List Report

What is the Assessor Priority List Report?

A monthly report that tracks the number of clients added to or updated on the priority list by each assessor. 

View the report here.


More System Data from May

  • Clients assessed or updated: 223
  • Referrals made to Families housing providers: 40
  • Referrals made to Single Adult housing providers: 211

Leadership Committee


Singles Leadership Committee 

The commitee last met on June 7, 2022. See what they discussed in these notes.


Families Leadership Committee

The commitee last met on June 7, 2022. See what they discussed in these notes.

New Staff


Welcome Amy Guzzi!

New CES Housing Referral Coodinator


The Hennepin CES team is thrilled to announce our newest team member, Amy Guzzi!

Amy is now serving as our second Coordinated Entry Housing Referral Coordinator along with Reneea Stewart.

Amy is supporting the Coordinated Entry assessors and housing providers and facilitating the Coordinated Entry housing referrals for youth, families, and singles experiencing homelessness.

Amy comes to us from Perspectives, Inc. and has worked in nonprofits for the past seven years and studied Criminal Justice and Social Welfare at MN State University Mankato.

Amy is a proficient HMIS user and enjoys digging into databases. In her free time Amy is mom to a wonderful little boy, she enjoys reading and gardening and especially loves all Minnesota sport teams!

Please give a warm welcome to Amy Guzzi when you have the opportunity.