NORTHEASTERN REGIONAL PARTNERS
Established in 2006, The Northeastern Project is a unique collaboration among counties, bands, community partners, government and service agencies offering services and affordable housing to people with long histories of homelessness and complex barriers to health, housing and stability. Over 260 children, adults and unaccompanied youth have received supportive housing through the program in 2017.
Within the long-term homeless population, there is an emphasis on engagement with American Indians due to the disproportionate numbers of indigenous people experiencing homelessness. More than half of the adult participants in the Northeast project are American Indian.
Coordinated Entry Navigation Services (CENS)
Referrals for housing programs are required to go through the local Coordinated Entry System. Enrolling in a CENS program allows for households experiencing high barriers to have access to support services while waiting for an opening in a local housing program. In addition to support services, CENS gathers third-party eligibility documentation, allowing the Coordinated Entry System to identify the best available option for program participants. Once a housing program is identified, CENS coordinates a warm handoff.