HHR is responsible for long term stratgic planning and managing on-going work being done to reduce and end homelessness in Ramsey County to ensure compliance with the HEARTH Act and the Continuum of Care (CoC) Interim Final Rule.
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One important part of the work we do to comply with the responsiblities HUD designates is to establish and operate a Coordinated Assessment system (also referred to as Coordinated Entry) which is used to respond to specific subpopulations of people who are experiencing homelessness. These subpopulations include families, single adults and youth (ages 16 to 24). HHR has implemented Coordinated Entry which provides for an initial comprehensive assessement to clarify needs and help identify appropriate housing options. A specific single point of contact for each of these subpopulations facilitates immediate access to resources and ensures that anyone experiencing homelessness is provided with assistance as quickly as possible.