Coordinated Entry is a streamlined system that assesses households using an objective tool that identifies vulnerability and barriers to housing. Those who are assessed as having the highest vulnerability and housing barriers will be prioritized for access to available housing programs as vacancies occur.


Homeless service access points allow individuals to be assessed and prioritized based on vulnerability and severity of needs. Currently, the CoC prioritizes permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless clients assessed through coordinated entry. We have also implemented coordinated entry with clients who are in need of rapid rehousing interventions. Within the Atlanta Continuum of Care, there are stationary access points where clients can get assess for coordinated entry on a first come, first serve basis. Mobile assessments are performed by local PATH teams. Each client that is seen by a PATH worker or at stationary access points are assessed using the VI-SPDAT.

If you have general questions on coordinated entry for the City of Atlanta, please contact coordinated entry.

Adult Coordinated Entry Sites

If you are an adult, family or youth, you may visit the following access point:

Gateway Center (stationary access point)
First come, first serve

275 Pryor Street
Atlanta, GA 30310

Walk-ins welcome Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also be assessed via phone.

Youth Coordinated Entry Sites

If you are a between the ages of 18 and 24, you may contact the following youth specific access points in addition to all other assessment sites:

CHRIS 180 @Promise Center (mobile access point) 

740 Cameron M. Alexander Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30318

Call for appointment (407) 346-2693

Chris 180- The SPOT Drop in Center (mobile access point)

1976 Flat Shoals Road, Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30316

Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Covenant House of Georgia (stationary access point)

1559 Johnson Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Monday through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Policies and Procedures

In accordance with the CoC Program interim rule at 24 CFR 578.7(a)(8), the Atlanta CoC has developed Coordinated Entry policies and procedures for Coordinated Entry. The following standards will apply to all projects that receive CoC funding and Emergency Solutions Grants.