On January 23rd 2018, Nevada County - in partnership with the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras and Placer County - officially launched their Coordinated Entry system for people experiencing homelessness. This new system will create a centralized list of people who need housing assistance that allows participating housing providers to identify the most vulnerable individuals and families that would be eligible for housing services as resources become available.
In Nevada County, 211 Connecting Point is the access point for Coordinated Entry. Anyone experiencing a housing crisis can call 2-1-1 (or 877-847-0499) and speak with a call specialist who will walk them through various questions and provide referrals for shelter, food, healthcare, and other services. 211 then enters the data into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), which can be accessed only by designated organizations that provide housing services in Nevada County.