August CES Scoop - Updated Inactive Policy, and a New Resource for Housing Providers

CES Scoop - Hennepin CoC Coordinated Entry

Housing Providers

Housing Provider Guide


Hennepin CES Housing Provider Guide

We created an easy to reference guide that has the following essential information for housing providers:

  • When to request a referral.
  • How to request a referral.
  • Referral timeline expectations.
  • What should I do in HMIS?
  • Making contact with clients: Best Practices
  • Tracking your referrals, and more!

Bookmark this link and refer to it often!

Online Referral Request Form

Referral Request Form

Need a referral to your housing program?

Use our 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.


Inactive Policy Updated


Inactive Policy Changed From 90 Days to 30 Days

Updated Policy - If households are not active in the homeless response system for 30 plus days, they will be removed from the Priority List.

Action Item - If you notice that a client you assessed is inactive for 30+ days, remove them from the priority list.

What counts as active? View the full policy here.

Who Approved this New Policy? The CES Leadership Committees approved this policy change at the June 2022 meeting.

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: Thursday, September 8th

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

View Description and Register here


Assessor 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 July

  • Clients assessed or updated: 212
  • Referrals made to Families housing providers: 40
  • Referrals made to Single Adult housing providers: 160

Leadership Committee


The commitee last met on August 2nd, 2022. See what they discussed in these notes.