What is Coordinated Access?

Coordinated Access in Multnomah County

The intent of Coordinated Access is to provide streamlined and equitable access to shelter and housing interventions for people with disabilities experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County. Regardless of where someone first seeks services, access is based on vulnerability, eligibility, and choice. This new system will create a single and more equitable, intake, assessment and referral process, and allows us to prioritize limited resources for the most vulnerable households in our community. Learn more about the Coordinated Access system.

Shelter Plus Care

Multnomah County Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has a Shelter Plus Care grant, which is a Permanent Supportive Housing resource aligned with the Coordinated Access system. Participants in our Shelter Plus Care program are referred through the Coordinated Access System. To learn more about how this process works please refer to the Multnomah County IDDS Coordinated Access Guide (60.5 KB). The grant is full and new participants can only be referred when an existing participant leaves the program. 

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