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Continuum of Care to End Homelessness

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The McHenry County Continuum of Care (CoC)

 

**NEW

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness is releasing notice of project funding under the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) 2019 Program Year.  Qualified provider entities working towards confronting homelessness in McHenry County are encouraged to apply.  The total funding amount estimated this round is $115,000, subject to reduction, freeze, elimination, modification, or increase.

              Notice of Funding Availability - HUD FY 2019 ESG
              ESG Application Packet Instructions and Requirements

Applications and required attachments are no longer being accepted.

 

Illinois Department of Human Services - Homelessness Prevention Program

The McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness invites qualified entities to apply for Illinois Department of Human Services Homelessness Prevention Program funding.  The total funding amount estimated this round is $31,760, subject to reduction, freeze, elimination, modification, or increase.  The following document contains Letter of Intent submission requirements and program information.

               Notice of Funding Availability - IDHS SFY 2020 Homelessness Prevention Program

Letter of Intents are no longer being accepted.


2018 CoC Competition

CoC Meeting Schedule for 2019

2019 McHenry County CoC Full Board and Committees Meeting Schedule

2017 Collaborative Application and Priority Listing

2016 Collaborative Application and Priority Listing

2015 Collaborative Application and Priority Listing

    Homeless Study for McHenry County         Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Information

          Strategic Plan to End Homelessness 2016-2018                                    ESG Policies and Procedures Manual

Confronting Homelessness                                                2018 ESG Policy and Procedures Manual cover

WHAT IS A CONTINUUM OF CARE?

According to HUD, a Continuum of Care is "a community plan to organize and deliver housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are homeless as they move to stable housing and maximize self-sufficiency."

WHAT DOES THE MCHENRY COUNTY CoC DO?

The McHenry County Continuum of Care to End Homelessness assists in the coordination and development of services and housing for homeless and low-income persons with housing needs through planning, education and advocacy.

  • Provide knowledge to and engage the general population of McHenry County to understand the at-risk population facing homelessness.
  • Educate service providers on best practices in addressing housing needs.
  • Identify housing needs for homeless and low-income persons in McHenry County.
  • Support planning and development of services to meet prioritized housing needs within McHenry County.
  • Obtain and sustain permanent housing solutions.
  • Sustain a united coalition of community systems and individuals.
  • Assist the homeless and near homeless in obtaining housing, economic stability, and an enhanced quality of life through comprehensive and collaborative services.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE MCHENRY COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE?

Membership shall be comprised of individuals and agencies concerned with the development and coordination of homeless assistance programs.  Membership is open.  Participants include:

  • Homeless or formerly homeless individuals and families
  • Housing Developers and Landlord Organizations
  • Neighborhood Groups
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Healthcare Providers 
  • Representatives of Business and Financial Institutions
  • Representatives of Organized Labor
  • Representatives of Private Foundations and Funding Organizations
  • Social Service Providers
  • State and Local Government Agencies
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Volunteer Individuals
  • Concerned Citizens 

HOW OFTEN DOES THE CONTINUUM MEET?

The Continuum of Care meets monthly to discuss and plan for the providing of necessary services for the homeless of McHenry County. Full CoC Board meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:00 am at the McHenry County Mental Health Board Building.

Current CoC Documents (for review and meeting purposes): 

Membership Documents (click on the text below for document): 

McHenry County CoC Membership (Memorandum of Understanding)

McHenry County CoC Bylaws

McHenry County CoC Members - update coming soon