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.  

OUR GOALS

 

Create a

Community-wide Response  

Strategically

Allocate & Use Resources 

Bring Together McHenry County

End

Homelessness

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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

McHenry County.

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.