Coordinated Assessment and Placement System (CAPS) Committee

The Coordinated Assessment and Placement System Committee (CAPS) Committee is a Standing Committee of the NYC continuum of Care (CoC). CAPS Committee is the governing body of CAPS in New York City and is the Coordinated Entry (CE) Policy Oversight Entity, authorized by the NYC CoC. The committee reviews and provides feedback on any additions or enhancements to the CAPS system. Specific workgroups and subcommittees are formed as needed by the committee to address HUD requirements around policies and procedures, marketing and stakeholder engagement, housing data collection, evaluation metrics and measures, and any other work that arises. The workgroups report back to the CAPS Committee, who then provides recommendations for implementation. Any recommendations that significantly change the system require a CoC vote.


Co-Chair Contact Information


Membership & Meeting Information

CAPS meetings are closed and limited to identified members of each committee, sub-committee, or workgroup.


CAPS Committee Meeting Summaries

List of 2020 Meeting Summaries to come.


CAPS Policy & Procedures

For additional information, please see CAPS Policies & Procedures.


Sub-Committees and Workgroups:


By Name List (BNL) Referral and Placement Sub-Committee

The purpose of this sub-committee is to address highly vulnerable clients who may not be well-served by our current system. Coordinated Entry convenes a regular workgroup to address the barriers of referral and placement for select clients on the BNL.


Continuous Systems Improvement (CSI) Sub-Committee

CSI is a permanent sub-committee of the CAPS Steering Committee. The CSI Sub-Committee works closely with DSS, the evaluation entity, in the planning of the annual CE evaluation and the identification of policy and process improvements. The CSI Sub-Committee members are appointed by the CAPS Committee and include representatives from local government, referral agencies, placement entities, community members, persons with lived experience, and other relevant stakeholders.


Expansion Workgroup

The primary function of this workgroup is to ensure all CoC and ESG-funded projects are fully integrated into CAPS. As CAPS continues to expand, the workgroup will focus on integration of all other major housing and homeless services regardless of funding sources.


Systems Workgroup

The purpose of this workgroup is ongoing development of CAPS, through a community driven process, to further the goals of system integration, data sharing, and building efficiencies that will lead to expedited placement of the most vulnerable homeless households.