The Coordinated Entry Committee provides expertise, oversight and guidance to the CoC Board related to the TPCH Coordinated Entry System.

Committee Meetings

All committee meetings are open to the public. Meeting information is available at

Committee Responsibilities

  1. Recommending policies and procedures to improve and expedite the Coordinated Entry process to the CoC Board.
  2. Engaging in on-going planning and evaluation of the Coordinated Entry system at least annually.
  3. Expanding housing and service linkages including but not limited to education and employment services within the Coordinated Entry system.
  4. Expanding and improving coordination among outreach, shelter, diversion, and homelessness prevention and eviction prevention resources within the Coordinated Entry system.
  5. Monitoring participation and utilization of the Coordinated Entry system among Continuum of Care and Emergency Solutions Grant projects; reporting participation and utilization information to the CoC Board.

Committee Members

Chairperson - Melissa Benjamin, Community Advocate

Vice-Chairperson - Valerie Grothe, La Frontera Center

Cat Poltson, City of Tucson

Victoria Tullercash, Youth On Their Own 

Anna Billings, Old Pueblo Community Services

Vacant, Committee Member Seat

Vacant, Committee Member Seat

Vacant, Committee Member Seat

Vacant, Committee Member Seat

Past Meeting Minutes

Meeting Calendar


Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) is CURRENTLY OFF 

Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) is Tucson's winter severe-weather emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. ODF goes into effect when weather predictions are for overnight temperatures of 40°F or lower with rain, 35°F or lower without rain, or when wind chill factors indicate a health hazard from exposure. You do not need an ID or a TB card to participate in ODF.

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