Coordinated Entry Services

Gateway Center serves as one of the coordinated access points for both the City of Atlanta and Fulton County’s Continuum of Care. Coordinated Entry is the process through which individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the City of Atlanta and Fulton County can access housing assessments; emergency shelter placement; and linkage to long-term housing placement options available through the Housing Queue.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has required all Continuums of Care (CoCs) nationally to develop and implement a Coordinated Access System for all CoC and ESG (Emergency Solutions Grant) funded programs. Research has shown that coordinated access systems is an effective model to aid communities to quickly and efficiently make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.

Gateway Center believes that is important to begin aggressively addressing the re-housing barriers as the Housing First model suggests. Gateway Center’s Housing Navigators work with guests to improve their ability to identify placement options by reducing and eliminating barriers to housing.

If you are interested in receiving in person Coordinated Entry Services, sign up begins at 7am at Gateway Center. In person services are offered Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm. If you are interested in receiving a phone assessment, please fill out the form here. Calls will be returned within 48 business hours from receipt.