Macon County Continuum of Care & Homeless Advisory Council

Public Posting - Availability of Grants for Homelessness

 

Date: August 8, 2022

 

The Macon County Continuum of Care announces the availability of grants to prevent and end homelessness through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year 2022 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

●        Only these basic types of new projects are eligible: Permanent Supportive Housing for chronically homeless and other specific high-risk populations, Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing, Coordinated Entry, and HMIS. The NOFO provides details on each of these.

●        HUD also will consider applications that serve only victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. These projects must be Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing, or Coordinated Entry.

 

Applicants for all new projects must submit a Letter of Intent including the project type and estimated amount of request to the Macon County CoC Ranking Committee. The Letter of Intent must be sent by email to Fred Spannaus at spannaus@ameritech.net by Monday, August 22. All interested organizations are urged to contact the CoC and read the NOFO in its entirely before submitting a letter of intent. Select this link to download the FY 2022 NOFO. 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 Monday, August 29.

 

RENEWAL PROJECTS

Applicants for renewal project must indicate their intent to renew and their plans for voluntary reallocation by Monday, August 15. Please submit notify the Ranking Committee by sending an email to Fred Spannaus at spannaus@ameritech.net.

 

Renewal projects must complete their e-snaps applications by Monday, August 22.

   

ALL PROJECTS

The Ranking Committee will notify all applicants of acceptance, rejection, or modification of their projects no later than Thursday, August 25.

 

Please understand that HUD has specific requirements for applicants, including:

·         The Ranking Committee 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.

·         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 instructions and 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 Macon County CoC will provide assistance with this step upon request.

 

Contact Fred Spannaus at spannaus@ameritech.net for more information.

 

 

 

 

Dear SHPA Members and Supporters!

Please, help advocate for the CRITICAL resources Illinois needs in FY23 for Supportive Housing!

 

Call Illinois lawmakers between Thursday 3/24/22 and Friday 4/1/22!

 

Together, we CAN accomplish anything! Let’s do this!

WE NEED YOU TO:

  • Contact Lawmakers in both the House and Senate from the list below.  

Representative

District

Party

Phone

Title for Letter/Email

Publicly Available Email

Aaron M. Ortiz

1

D

(217) 782-1117

Rep.

district@repaaronortiz.com

Amy Elik

111

R

(217) 782-5996

Rep.

elik@ilhousegop.org

Anna Moeller

43

D

(217) 782-8020

Rep.

staterepmoeller@gmail.com

Anne Stava-Murray

81

D

(217) 782-6578

Rep.

office@repstavamurray.com

Bob Morgan

58

D

(217) 782-0902

Rep.

info@repbobmorgan.com

C.D. Davidsmeyer

100

R

(217) 782-1840

Leader

davidsmeyer@ilhousegop.org

Camille Y. Lilly

78

D

(217) 782-6400

Rep.

staterepcamilleylilly@gmail.com

Charles Meier

108

R

(217) 782-6401

Rep.

repcmeier@gmail.com

Delia C. Ramirez

4

D

(217) 782-0150

Leader

info@repdeliaramirez.com

Jackie Haas

79

R

(217) 782-5981

Rep.

haasforrep@gmail.com

Jehan Gordon-Booth

92

D

(217) 782-3186

Leader

repjgordon@gmail.com

Kathleen Willis

77

D

(217) 782-3374

Rep.

repwillis77@gmail.com

Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.

5

D

(217) 782-4535

Rep.

lamont@lamontjrobinson.com

LaToya Greenwood

114

D

(217) 782-5951

Rep.

staterepgreenwood@gmail.com

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

33

D

(217) 782-8272

Leader

office@repevans.com

Michelle Mussman

56

D

(217) 782-3725

Rep.

staterepmussman@gmail.com

Patrick Windhorst

118

R

(217) 782-5131

Rep.

windhorst@ilhousegop.org

Randy E. Frese

94

R

(217) 782-8096

Rep.

repfrese@adams.net

Rita Mayfield

60

D

(217) 558-1012

Rep.

60thdistrict@gmail.com

Robyn Gabel

18

D

(217) 782-8052

Leader

staterepgabel@robyngabel.com

Ryan Spain

73

R

(217) 782-8108

Leader

repryanspain@gmail.com

Seth Lewis

45

R

(217) 782-4014

Rep.

seth@votesethlewis.com

Terra Costa Howard

48

D

(217) 782-8037

Rep.

RepTCH48@gmail.com

Tom Demmer

90

R

(217) 782-0535

Leader

demmer@ilhousegop.org

Senator

District

Party

Phone

Title for Letter/Email

Publicly Available Email

Adriane Johnson

30

D

(217) 782-8181

Sen.

friendsofadrianejohnson@gmail.com

Brian W. Stewart

45

R

(217) 782-0180

Sen.

brian@senatorstewart.com

Celina Villanueva

11

D

(217) 782-5304

Sen.

district@senatorvillanueva.com

Darren Bailey

55

R

(217) 782-6674

Sen.

Darren@SenDarrenBailey.com

John F. Curran

41

R

(217) 782-9407

Sen.

senatorcurran@gmail.com

Laura Fine

9

D

(217) 782-2119

Sen.

laura@senatorfine.com

Ram Villivalam

8

D

(217) 782-5500

Sen.

villivalam@senatedem.illinois.gov

Sara Feigenholtz

6

D

(217) 557-0523

Sen.

sara@senatorsara.com

 

Contact Goals-

The best contact now is to call the Springfield offices. Hopefully, you can speak to someone. If not, leave a brief but clear message. Below are our suggested talking points.

 

Call Talking Points:

Once on the phone with a lawmaker or the lawmaker’s staff, introduce yourself, share the name of your agency and where it is located, and share:

I am respectfully asking you to support $46.9 million in funding for supportive housing services in FY 2023 State Budget, allocating an additional $3.319 million to line item, 444-80 DHS Family & Community Services, Supportive Housing Services, and $1.781 million to line item 444-22 DHS Mental Health, Mental Health Supportive Housing.

This is needed for many reasons.

    • Supportive Housing is an evidence-based, person-centered, and cost-effective, model of housing. It connects supportive services to Illinoisans who need them, specially to obtain and maintain their housing.
    • The request includes an allocation will provide services to the residents of 875 new units coming online in the next fiscal year- which doubles the units added in FY22. 
    • Also, it supports a (5% cost-of-living) increase to support existing grants as providers combat the employment crisis. Providers have not received a cost-of-living increase in 4 years and providers face serious staffing challenges.
    • Illinois needs 40,729 more supportive housing units to end homelessness and reach housing stability for many Illinoisians. There are currently 18,000 Supportive Housing units.
    • Supportive Housing is a part of the larger housing solution in Illinois. It should be prioritized because the people who need supportive housing would be homeless or institutionalized, and facing steep barriers to housing, health and behavioral healthcare, and human services without supportive housing services.  Instead, they’d rely on hospital emergency rooms, jails, and prisons to meet their immediate needs.

 

Personalize this if you can- tell a story about the impact supportive housing has had in your life.

Can the representative support this request?

Thank you for your help! Please send me an e-mail and let me know with whom you spoke!

 

Voice Mail Script:

Introduce yourself, share the name of your agency and where it is located, provide your call back phone number, and share:

I am respectfully asking you to support $46.9 million in funding for supportive housing services in FY 2023 State Budget, allocating an additional $3.319 million to line item, 444-80 DHS Family & Community Services, Supportive Housing Services, and $1.781 million to line item 444-22 DHS Mental Health, Mental Health Supportive Housing.

This is needed for many reasons.

    • Supportive Housing is an evidence-based, person-centered, and cost-effective, model of housing. It connects supportive services to Illinoisans who need them, specially to obtain and maintain their housing.
    • The request includes an allocation will provide services to the residents of 875 new units coming online in the next fiscal year- which doubles the units added in FY22. 
    • Also, it supports a (5% cost-of-living) increase to support existing grants as providers combat the employment crisis. Providers have not received a cost-of-living increase in 4 years and providers face serious staffing challenges.
    • Illinois needs 40,729 more supportive housing units to end homelessness and reach housing stability for many Illinoisians. There are currently 18,000 Supportive Housing units.
    • Supportive Housing is a part of the larger housing solution in Illinois. It should be prioritized because the people who need supportive housing would be homeless or institutionalized, and facing steep barriers to housing, health and behavioral healthcare, and human services without supportive housing services.  Instead, they’d rely on hospital emergency rooms, jails, and prisons to meet their immediate needs.

 

Please, contact me with any questions or to share the representative’s feedback. Thank you!

Thank you for your help! Please send me an e-mail and let me know you left a message!  

 

You can also email the lawmaker

A suggested email sample on the budget message is below.  Please, include d.esposito@shpa-il.org  and m.montgomery@shpa-il.org in your emails.

Subject Line: URGENT: $46.9 million needed in FY23 to combat homelessness and stop unnecessary institutionalization in Illinois

Dear (Title) (Last Name),

I hope that you are well!

I am respectfully asking you to support $46.9 million in funding for supportive housing services in FY 2023 State Budget, allocating an additional $3.319 million to line item, 444-80 DHS Family & Community Services, Supportive Housing Services, and $1.781 million to line item 444-22 DHS Mental Health, Mental Health Supportive Housing.

Supportive housing is an equitable response to systemic racism, and it provides the platform for the delivery of services that lead to improved health and stability. Supportive Housing is innovative, evidence-based, person-centered, and cost-effective. It connects affordable housing and supportive services to Illinoisans who need them. Supportive housing can stop unnecessary institutionalization, end homelessness, strengthen communities, and build a better Illinois.

This funding request, which represents an increase relative to the FY 2022 appropriation of $5.1 million, includes an allocation of $3.0 million to provide services to the residents of 875 new units coming online in the next fiscal year- which doubles the units added in FY22.  Also, we request $2.1 million, (5% cost-of-living) increase to support existing grants as providers combat the employment crisis. Providers have not received a cost-of-living increase in 4 years and providers face serious staffing challenges.

(Personalize this if you can- tell a story about the impact supportive housing has had in your life.)

Thank you for your consideration of this request.  If you have any questions, please reach out to me directly or for more information, please check out the Supportive Housing Providers Association’s website https://www.shpa-il.org/current-advocacy-initiatives/

 

Sincerely,

 

Name

Organization

Address

Contact

 

Please, copy or forward your e-mail to me!

 

This request needs to be supported and passed in both the Senate and the House! If you have any questions, please let me know! THANK YOU!

 

Thank you for work to end homelessness and unnecessary institutionalization in Illinois! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!

 

 

Sincerely,

Merridith

 

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Merridith Montgomery

Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

Supportive Housing Providers Association

Of Illinois (SHPA)

#6 Lawrence Square

Springfield, Illinois 62704

Office: (217) 321-2476 ext. 4

Direct: (708) 606-6913

m.montgomery@shpa-il.org

www.shpa-il.org

 

 

 

 

 

Please see the 2022 Point-in-Time Results

as presented at the Macon County Continuum of Care Community Breakfast

March 10, 2022

2022 Point-in-Time Results

Please see the CoC "Before Starting the CoC Application" Document

FY 2021 CoC IL-516 Application

FY 2021 IL-516 CoC Application Attachement Summary

     CE Assessment Tool  part a      part b

      PHA Homeless Preference

         Local Competition Announcment

           Project Review and Selection Process

            Public Postings-Project Rejected-Reduced

              Public Postings-Projects Accepted

                 Healthcare Formal Agreement

Please see the CoC Final Rankings IL-516 Document

Please see the CoC "Before Starting the Project Listings" for the CoC Priority Listing

 

___________

Please see the CoC projects accepted and ranked along with the final rankings.

 

The Projects accepted and ranked for FY 2021.

The final rankings for the FY2021.

 

CoC Ranking Criteria and Renewal and New Projects

Project Ranking Criteria
The Decatur/Macon County CoC (IL-516) uses the FY2021 HUD Ranking Tool as its foundation for
project ratings and rankings. The complete tool is available at
https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/project-rating-and-ranking-tool.xlsb).

This document provides details on the actual scoring criteria applied to the Ranking Tool for renewal projects and new projects.

Project Ranking Critera IL-516

 

 

 

Public Posting - Availability of Grants for Homelessness

 

Date: 8/19/2021

 

The Macon County Continuum of Care announces the availability of grants to prevent and end homelessness through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year 2021 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

●        Only these basic types of new projects are eligible: Permanent Supportive Housing for chronically homeless and other specific high-risk populations, Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing, Coordinated Entry, and HMIS. The NOFO provides details on each of these.

●        HUD also will consider applications that serve only victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. These projects must be Rapid Rehousing, Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing, or Coordinated Entry.

 

Applicants for all new projects must submit a Letter of Intent including the project type and estimated amount of request to the Macon County CoC Ranking Committee. The Letter of Intent must be sent by email to Mary Garrison at mgarrison@millikin.edu by Friday, September 10. All interested organizations are urged to contact the CoC and read the NOFO in its entirely before submitting a letter of intent. Select this link to download the FY 2021 NOFO. 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 Friday, October 16.

 

RENEWAL PROJECTS

Applicants for renewal project must indicate their intent to renew and their plans for voluntary reallocation by Friday, September 3. Please submit notify the Ranking Committee by sending an email to Mary Garrison at mgarrison@millikin.edu.

 

Renewal projects must complete their e-snaps applications by Friday, October 1.

   

ALL PROJECTS

The Ranking Committee will notify all applicants of acceptance, rejection, or modification of their projects no later than October 19.

 

Please understand that HUD has specific requirements for applicants, including:

·         The Ranking Committee 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.

·         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 instructions and 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 Macon County CoC will provide assistance with this step upon request.

 

Contact Mary Garrison at mgarrison@millikin.edu for more information.

 

pdf of file

 

 

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/
Child 1st/HEALS - https://child1stcenter.org/services/
Crossing Healthcare - http://www.crossinghealthcare.org/
Decatur Memorial Hospital - https://www.dmhcares.com/
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
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid - https://lincolnlegal.org/
Macon County Mental Health Board - https://www.mcmhb.com/
Northeast Community Fund - https://northeastcommunityfund.org/
The Salvation Army - 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/
Workforce Investment Solutions - https://www.worknetdecatur.org/

              • Founding Agencies, est 1995

 

Macon County Continuum of Care

Homeless Advisory Council Meetings

Please note, as of January 2022, the HAC meetings are being held via ZOOM.  Please contact dove@doveinc.org or a link to the meeting, by end of day the day before the meeting.

Decatur Public Library in the Elizabeth Madden Auditorium
2nd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.  on the following months

  • 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