MISSION & PURPOSE
Working together to End Homelessness in McHenry County by bringing together the McHenry County community, creating a community-wide response, and strategically allocating and using resources.
Continuum of Care (CoC) is a community planning group formed under the regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to organize and deliver housing and services for people who are homeless. A community must develop a Continuum of Care in order to receive homeless funding from HUD for the purpose of addressing local homeless needs.
There are more than 400 CoCs in the U.S. Most CoCs were formed in the 1990s, along with the McHenry County CoC, when HUD introduced incentives and program changes designed to encourage a community-wide response to homelessness.
Allocate & Use Resources
Bring Together McHenry County
Provide knowledge to
and engage the general
population of McHenry
County to understand the
at-risk population facing homelessness.
Support planning and
development of services
to meet prioritized
housing needs within
Educate service providers on best practices in addressing housing needs.
Identify housing needs
for homeless and
low-income persons in McHenry County.
Obtain and sustain permanent housing solutions.
Assist the homeless and
near homeless in obtaining housing, economic stability, and an enhanced quality of life through comprehensive and collaborative services.