The Rock River Homeless Coalition meets monthly:

 

Please feel free to attend one of our meetings that are open to the public.  The Coalition meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM. 

 

For a list of upcoming 2019 RRHC meetings click here

 

 

LOCATION- 555 N. Court St. #115, Rockford, IL

                                                                                      

3/13/19 City of Rockford announces the opening of the 2019 HUD Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) registration and upcoming grant cycle.

The City of Rockford announces that the 2019 HUD Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) registration period has opened and the NOFA will soon be released by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This funding provides resources for nonprofit organizations in Boone, DeKalb and Winnebago Counties to provide housing and services to people who are literally homeless. 

 

Nonprofit community organizations interested in applying for funding may complete a pre-application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FY2019CoCNOFApreappThe pre-application is due April 12, 2019.  There will be a required workshop for new and renewal applicants on Tuesday, April 2nd from 9-11 AM at Cherry Valley Fire Department #2 at 4919 Blackhawk Road in Cherry Valley.

 

We are anticipating the grant itself will be opening in early May and need to be prepared for the quick turn around.  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

 

3/11/2019 RRHC announces merger with Dekalb Continuum of Care (CoC)

The U.S Department of Housing & Urban Development has approved a request

by IL-509 DeKalb City & County Continuum of Care (CoC) to merge into the IL-501 Rockford/Winnebago, Boone Counties CoC.  HUD has recognized the merger and is updating the CoC's formal name to IL-501 Rockford/DeKalb, Winnebago, Boone Counties CoC. 

The two CoC's will be now working together to revise policies, committees, and their systems to include all 3 counties. 

Welcome to our new Dekalb members, we are looking forward to working with them to end homelessness in all 3 counties! 

2019 Point-in-Time Count and Housing Inventory Count

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care (CoCs) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. CoCs also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons. Each count is planned, coordinated, and carried out locally. The Housing Inventory Count (HIC) is a point-in-time inventory of provider programs within a CoC that provide beds and units dedicated to serve persons who are homeless, categorized by five Program Types: Emergency Shelter; Transitional Housing; Rapid Re-housing; Safe Haven; and Permanent Supportive Housing.

This year's count will be held on January 28, 2019.  It will begin at 3:00 pm and end at 3:00 pm on 1/29/19.  The street count will be conducted from 7-10 pm on 1/28/19.  

A separate homeless youth count will be conducted from 1/28/19-2-1/19.  This youth survey will be for young people 16-24 who are NOT living with their parents.  This survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Youth2019  or young people can text the word "survey" to 779-208-0710 and it will be sent to them.  

If you have any questions, you can email Angie Walker at angie.walker@rockfordil.gov

Homeless Memorial will be held on 12/20/18 at 10:00

For nearly three decades, advocates for people experiencing homelessness nationwide have taken one day out of the year to remember those who have passed due to the trauma of homelessness. Symbolically commemorated on December 21st—the winter solstice and longest night of the year—National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day serves as a reminder of the daily violence experienced by those who are without permanent housing.

 

We will be hosting a memorial on Thursday, 12/20 at 10:00. The even will be held at Carpenter's Place 1149 Railroad Ave, Rockford, IL.

11/13/18--Reminder Hunger & Homelessness Week Luncheon was a success!!! Both Rockford Police and Rockford Fire recieved awards for their work with Coalition members and our homeless clients.   

 

10/22/18--City of Rockford releases RFP for 2018 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG).  

Any agencies interested in requesting funding through this program should go to the City of Rockford website:  https://rockfordil.gov/city-departments/finance/central-services/purchasing/open-bidsrfps/

Proposals will be due by 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 09, 2018.  11/9--Grant has been closed.

 

Proposals must be submitted to:   

City of Rockford Central Services Manager

425 East State Street

4th Floor Rockford

Illinois 61104

 

9/14/2018-NOTICE: HUD NOFA- CONSOLIDATED FUNDING APPLICATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

Application is available for community review.  Click here to review the application.  The full application will be submitted before the deadline of 9/18/2018.  

9/4/2018--The projects listed have been ranked in the following order for this year's priority ranking for the 2018 HUD NOFA competition.  No grants have been rejected or reduced. 

 

Ranking          Project                                                                                              Amount

1.                     Rosecrance 1998 Permanent Supportive Housing                   $620,233

2.                     Rosecrance  2007 Permanent Supportive Housing                  $29,535

3.                     Rosecrance  2011 Permanent Supportive Housing                  $29,595

4.                     Rosecrance  2013 Permanent Supportive Housing                  $29,554

5.                     Carpenter’s Place Permanent Supportive Housing 1                $108,705

6.                     Carpenter’s Place Permanent Supportive Housing 2                $31,972

7.                     Shelter Care Ministries PH Disability                                           $50,608

8.                     Shelter Care Ministries PH Chronic                                             $33,690

9.                     Shelter Care Ministries PH Veterans                                            $60,312

10.                   Rosecrance  2003 Permanent Supportive Housing                  $132,907

11.                   Shelter Care Ministries Rapid Rehousing 1                                $41,752

12.                   Shelter Care Ministries Rapid Rehousing 2                                $56,786

13.                   HMIS                                                                                                  $83,670

14.                   Youth Services Network Rapid Rehousing                                 $91,080

15.                   Youth Services Network MELD TH                                               $52,812

16.                   Shelter Care Ministries Rapid Rehousing 3                                $50,000

17.                   Rkfd Human Services Rapid Rehousing                                     $72,859

 

Not Ranked    Project                                                                                             Amount

1.                     Remedies Domestic ViolenceTH/RRH Project                           $140,514

2.                     Rkfd Human Services Domestic Violence CES                           $44,000

3.                     Rkfd Human Services Planning Grant                                         $61,429

  

RRHC held a community wide ending homelessness event on 8/23/18

Thank you for your attendance and participation in this event!!

2018 CoC NOFA Application Schedule

The City of Rockford Human Services Department (A Community Action Agency), in conjunction with the Rock River Homeless Coalition, will be accepting applications for new and renewal applications for the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care (CoC) competitive grant program for Winnebago and Boone Counties. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness by providing funds to nonprofit providers to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth. 

 

On 6/20/18, HUD released 2018 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) information for these grant funds. You can find it at:

https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/FY-2018-CoC-Program-Competition-NOFA.pdf

 

Our local CoC application schedule will be as follows:

 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Request for Proposals/new project applications for agencies interested in applying for new project funding will be:

Renewal Project letter of intent requirements will also be posted.

August 8, 2018            2:00 pm-3:00 pm

August 9, 2018            8:30 am-9:30 am

Public Hearings/Application Guidance at 612 N. Church St.

August 17, 2018 by NOON

Applications for new projects are due to 612 N. Church St AND all renewal grants must be complete and entered into E-Snaps.  

September 4, 2018

Coalition will rank project applications

September 7, 2018

Selected projects will be posted at the above websites and agencies notified

 

September 18, 2018 – 7:00pm

Full application is due to HUD

 

KEEP CHECKING THE SITES ABOVE FOR UPDATES!

612 N. Church Street

Rockford, IL 61103

Tel: 844-710-6919 X5

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