Macon County Continuum of Care & Homeless Advisory Council

Please take our "virtual tour" into what homelessness looks like in Decatur-Macon County.

 

2021 Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count 

This presentation provides our community with the 2021 Point-in-Time (PIT) and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) data for Macon County, Illinois (CoC-516). Agencies that receive funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development are required to conduct this count annually. These data are essential in addressing and ending homelessness for individuals and families in our community

Conducting the count and supporting individuals facing homelessness in our community is possible through the coordinated efforts of the Macon County Continuum of Care.

For further questions please contact:

Dove-Homeward Bound Program Director Darsonya Switzer: dswitzer@doveinc.org

Millikin University professor Mary Garrison: mgarrison@millikin.edu

 

LINK TO PRESENTATION: https://youtu.be/PrfRpZdBAQ4

 

Definition of Homelessness:
“The state or condition of having no home,  of living in the streets, under viaducts, in emergency shelter, or being foreclosed upon or evicted from dwelling.”

 

 

Homeward Bound is a member of the Homeless Council  Continuum of Care.  This umbrella organization is made up of more than 70 agencies and individuals who cover the spectrum of services to assist families and individuals toward permanent housing.  The continuum meets bi-monthly to exchange information and address gaps in services, current legislative issues, and public awareness.  

 

Macon County Continuum of Care

Governing Board

 

Baby TALK - http://www.babytalk.org/
Crossing Healthcare - http://www.crossinghealthcare.org/
Decatur Public Library - https://www.decaturlibrary.org/
Decatur Public Schools, District 61 (DPS 61) - https://www.dps61.org/
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) - https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/Pages/default.aspx.aspx
God's Shelter of Love (GSOL) - http://www.godsshelteroflove.org/
Good Samaritan Inn (GSI) - https://www.goodsamaritaninn.org/home
Homeless/Formerly Homeless Representative
HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital - https://www.hshs.org/stmarysdecatur
Macon County Mental Health Board - https://www.mcmhb.com/
Northeast Community Fund - https://northeastcommunityfund.org/
The Salvation Army - https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/decatur/
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) - https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/decatur/
Water Street Mission - https://www.facebook.com/The-Water-Street-Mission-Resurrected-863600683773276/
Webster Cantrell Youth Advocacy - https://www.wcya.org/

              • Founding Agencies, est 1995

 

Macon County Continuum of Care

Homeless Advisory Council Meetings

at this time being held via Zoom  contact cthomas@doveinc.org for link

2nd Thursday, 1:30 p.m. at 788 E. Clay, the Homeward Bound Offices in
January
March
May
July
September
November

2020 Point in Time Presentation

The Macon County Continuum of Care Point-in-Time Homeless Count

Here is the link to the presentation: https://youtu.be/CbsGqe13y34

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
Decatur-Macon County Continuum of Care (IL-516)
FY 2019 Continuum of Care Application
Objective Selection and Ranking of Projects

see pdf at the right sidebar

 

 

 

Notification and Solicitation - Availability of Grants for Homelessness

See pdf to download in the right side bar

Notification and Solicitation - Availability of Grants for Homelessness

Date: July 8, 2019
The Decatur Macon County Continuum of Care (CoC) announces the availability of grants to prevent and end homelessness through the United States Department of Urban Development’s “Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 Continuum of Care Competition.” The CoC is open to, and it will accept and consider proposals from organizations that have not previously received CoC Program Grants. Organizations that have not received CoC funding in the past are encouraged to apply.
NEW PROJECTS
? Three basic types of new projects are eligible: Rapid Rehousing; Permanent Supportive Housing for persons with disabilities who experience long-term or repeated homelessness; and Joint Transitional Housing and Permanent Housing/Rapid Rehousing. The NOFA provides details on each of these. The maximum amount for these projects is $42,332, plus any amount made available through reallocation.
? Under a separate Domestic Violence Bonus, organizations may apply for targeted projects serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or trafficking. These projects may be: Rapid Rehousing; Joint Transitional Housing and Permanent Housing/Rapid Rehousing; and specialized Coordinated Entry. The minimum amount for a housing project is $25,000, and the maximum amount for all projects is $50,000. Organizations with track records of serving victims of domestic violence are especially urged to consider applying for Domestic Violence Bonus funds.
Applicants for all new projects must submit a letter of intent including the project type and estimated amount of request to Mary Garrison at mgarrison@millikin.edu by July 31, 2019. All interested organizations are urged to contact the CoC and read the NOFA in its entirely before submitting a letter of intent. Select this link to download the NOFA. Select this link to access critical instructions and guidance from the HUD website
New projects that have been accepted must complete applications in HUD’s e-snaps electronic grants systems by August 21, 2019.
RENEWAL PROJECTS
Applicants for renewal project must indicate their intent to renew and any plans for voluntary reallocation by July 17, 2019.
Renewal projects must complete e-snaps applications by August 7, 2019
ALL PROJECTS
The CoC will notify all applicants of acceptance, rejection, or modification of their projects no later than August 14, 2019.
Please understand that HUD has specific requirements for applicants, including:
• The Continuum of Care will carefully review the qualifications of the applicant and the proposed project to assure that they meet HUD’s threshold requirements.
• Projects that (1) are eligible; and (2) that meet HUD’s threshold requirements; and (3) that demonstrate need; and (4) that demonstrate organizational capacity, will be accepted and ranked in priority order using an objective process. The ranking process will be posted on this website.
• Individuals, for-profit organizations, and unincorporated entities are not eligible to apply.
• Applicant organizations must use the e-snaps system to submit their proposals. If interested, you are strongly urged to create an “Applicant Profile” in e-snaps immediately. Select this link to access the log-in page for e-snaps. If you do not have an e-snaps user account, select "Create a Profile" from the e-snaps log-in page. The CoC will provide assistance with this step upon request.
Contact Mary Garrison at mgarrison@millikin.edu for more information.

 

 

Continuum of Care Application from the Macon County Homeless Council

Dove has now posted for public review the entire FY2019 Continuum of Care Application from the Macon County Homeless Council to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The application is in three parts:

(1) The Consolidated CoC Application with attachments;

(2) The Priority Listing; and

(3) A List of Projects Accepted and Ranked and Rejected.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE
Decatur-Macon County Continuum of Care (IL-516)
FY 2019 Continuum of Care Application
Objective Selection and Ranking of Projects