Prioritizing Survivor Safety and Confidentiality Within Coordinated Entry Systems

General Considerations for Prioritizing Survivor Safety in CES

Key Points

  • HUD allows CoC’s to have different Coordinated Entry (CE) processes for designated special populations, including households fleeing domestic violence or sexual assault.
  • Survivors of domestic and sexual violence (DV/SA) face unique barriers to accessing housing and have unique safety needs.
  • Housing systems must assess whether their standard ways of operating maintain survivor safety.
    • If it isn’t, housing systems must either make modifications for survivors who are seeking housing, or develop a parallel system in partnership with DV/SA providers.

If you are in danger, please call 911, a local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224. Avoid using a computer that could be accessed by a person who may cause harm, and learn more technology safety tips.

Please note that the Safe Housing Alliance is not a direct service provider and does not provide individual counseling, crisis response, housing advocacy, or legal services. We have compiled a brief list of resources for survivors here.