Report to the General Assembly - State Fiscal Year 2009 (pdf)

Report to the General Assembly

PREFACE

The Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) Homeless Prevention Program Report is compiled for the Illinois General Assembly in accordance with Public Act 86-1454. It provides historical and current information on the Homeless Prevention Program in Illinois. It also outlines Fiscal Year 2009 funding by providing details on program expenditures, types of services and number of households served.

Introduction

The Homeless Prevention Program was created by the Homeless Prevention Act of 1999. The program provides rental/mortgage assistance, utility assistance and supportive services to households who are in imminent danger of eviction, foreclosure or homelessness or are currently homeless.

The Homeless Prevention Program provides cost-effective prevention of homelessness, preserves family self-respect, and helps to keep families intact. The program prevents the need for long-term assistance programs and sustains permanent housing options by avoiding evictions, foreclosures, and utility disconnections.

In Fiscal Year 2009, $10,868,298.64 was allocated to the Homeless Prevention Program.


Program Goal

The Goal of the Homeless Prevention Program is to stabilize individuals and families in their existing homes, shorten the amount of time that individuals and families stay in shelters and assist individuals and families with securing affordable housing. The program provides rental/mortgage assistance, utility assistance and supportive services directly related to the prevention of homelessness or repeated episodes of homelessness.

Program deliverables require that:

  • All providers have a referral process that assists program participants with enrollment into public benefit programs such as TANF, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps), All Kids, medical and disability assistance, as well as other resources that address the needs of the population targeted for service. 
  • All providers attend local Continuum of Care homeless network meetings and report on progress and distribution of funds from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). 
  • All providers have community outreach plan which includes a detailed description for notifying the community of the program, hours of operation, and admittance/eligibility requirements into the program(s) they administer for IDHS. The plan must include outreach to other community service agencies, court and sheriff's personnel involved with eviction matters, and other outreach entities. IDHS must be advised of any publications and distribution of flyers, printed materials, and brochures that are part of the IDHS funded program. 
  • All providers document participant need and eligibility, and maintain documentation in the participant files for a minimum of five years. All providers must use the "Homeless Prevention Documentation Checklist" tool to assure completeness of the participant file. 
  • All providers expend program funds under any of the allowable cost categories: prevention rental/mortgage assistance, security deposit assistance, utility assistance, approved case management, and approved legal services according to program rules and consistent with the purposes of the Homeless Prevention Act. 
  • All providers adhere to the IDHS program requirements including non-discrimination and community-wide access to Homeless Prevention Program services. 
  • All providers conduct follow-up on all households served through the program during the previous fiscal year. 
  • All providers have the ability to download the IDHS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP formerly known as food stamps) application and distribute it to households to determine their need and eligibility for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and, based on that determination, assist with a LIHEAP application or referral. 
  • All participants have a complete intake and assessment done upon entry into the program. Providers must submit all intake and assessment forms to IDHS annually for approval. 
  • All providers have a written agreement or Memorandum of Understanding for referrals to other social service providers. The agreement or Memorandum at a minimum must include: type(s) of service(s) to be provided; and how referrals are handled by each entity; and follow-up actions. 
  • All providers report deliverables and outcomes using the Homeless Prevention Program web- based reporting system. 
  • The following projected data are also included in the provider's Funding Plan:
  1. the projected total number of households served; and
  2. the projected number of households receiving rental/mortgage assistance; and
  3. the projected number of households receiving utility assistance; and
  4. the projected number of households receiving security deposit assistance.


Administration

The Department of Human Services was designated as the lead agency to administer the Homeless Prevention Program in 2000. The Bureau of Homeless Services and Supportive Housing administers the Homeless Prevention Program on behalf of IDHS. Bureau staff perform fiscal, programmatic, contracting, and monitoring functions related to the administration of the Homeless Prevention Program funds.


Funding

In Illinois there are twenty-one Continuum of Care organizations developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide a network of homeless services to serve the entire state. Funding for the Homeless Prevention Program is allocated to each of these organizations utilizing HUD's homeless distribution formula. The Continuum of Care organizations in turn solicit proposals from local providers that serve homeless families and individuals. Each Continuum of Care organization then recommends agencies to receive Homeless Prevention Program funding from IDHS. Upon execution of a contract, the Homeless Prevention Program providers receive payments, and implement the program.

The twenty-one Continuum of Care organizations that received Homeless Prevention Program funding allocations in Fiscal Year 2009 were:

Agency Amount of Funds
The City of Chicago Continuum of Care $3,257,251.65
Cook County Continuum of Care $1,333,969.00
DuPage County Continuum of Care $701,984.99
Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care $569,737.89
Lake County Continuum of Care $542,300.00
Madison County Continuum of Care $531,459.89
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care $484,000.00
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care $468,302.99
St. Clair County Continuum of Care $430,330.53
Boone/Winnebago County Continuum of Care $465,300.00
Central Illinois Continuum of Care $414,696.99
City of Evanston Continuum of Care $347,600.00
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care $301,268.56
West Central Illinois Continuum of Care $177,676.82
Kane County Continuum of Care $178,019.33
Joliet / Will County Continuum of Care $163,900.00
Champaign / Urbana Continuum of Care $138,600.00
Heartland Continuum of Care $118,800.00
Decatur / Macon County Continuum of Care $108,900.00
McHenry County Continuum of Care $ 80,300.00
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care $ 53,900.00
Total $10,868,298.64


Reporting

Fiscal: All Homeless Prevention Program expenditures are based upon an IDHS approved budget stipulating each service category including rental assistance, mortgage assistance, utility assistance, security deposits, supportive services and case management. All expenditures are reported quarterly on the IDHS web-based reporting system.

Program: Homeless Prevention Program providers report the number and characteristics of households/participants served, the supportive services provided, household composition, household income, preventive service utilization, and other program information quarterly on the IDHS web-based reporting system.

Follow-Up: All providers were required to conduct follow-up by contacting every participant or family that received assistance from the Homeless Prevention Program during the previous fiscal year to assess the housing retention rate for the entire program. The follow-up data is reported to IDHS as specified at the end of each fiscal year.


Program Services

The Homeless Prevention Program provides rental/mortgage assistance, security deposit assistance, utility assistance, approved case management, and approved supportive services to individuals and families who are in imminent danger of eviction, foreclosure or homelessness, or are currently homeless. These services are provided in an effort to stabilize families in their exiting homes, shorten the amount of time that individuals and families stay in shelter, and assist individuals and families to secure affordable housing.

The households document to the provider a temporary economic crisis beyond the household's control by giving evidence of at least of one of the following conditions;

  • loss of employment 
  • medical disability or emergency 
  • loss or delay of some form of public benefit 
  • natural disaster 
  • substantial change in household composition 
  • victimization by criminal activity 
  • illegal action by a landlord 
  • displacement by a government or private action, or 
  • some other condition with constitutes a hardship comparable to the other conditions enumerated above.

Homeless Prevention Program services are limited to the following;

  • a maximum payment not to exceed three months of rent or mortgage arrears when no other resource is available, and/or 
  • a maximum payment not to exceed two months for rental or security deposit when no other resource is available, and/or 
  • payment of utility bills or arrears when no other resource is available (no legislative dollar amount stipulated), and/or 
  • supportive services where appropriate to prevent homelessness or repeated episodes of homelessness.

Households must be able to demonstrate the ability to meet prospective rental/utility obligations or mortgage payments after assistance has been granted based on current or anticipated income. Payments for Homeless Prevention Program services must be made to a landlord, utility company or other entity who provides housing or other eligible services to an applicant for assistance. Payments can not be made directly to a Homeless Prevention Program participant.

All eligible Homeless Prevention Program households may access assistance every two years. In the event a household requires additional Homeless Prevention Program assistance within a two-year period, exceptions are considered. All exceptions must be submitted to and approved by IDHS Homeless Prevention Program staff.

The supportive services provided by the Homeless Prevention Program are those deemed necessary to move people to self-sufficiency. Homeless Prevention Program offers supportive services that directly relate to the prevention of homelessness or repeated episodes of homelessness. There are two categories of supportive services; Required Supportive Services and Supplemental Supportive Services.

The Required Supportive Services are:

Case Management

Coordinating the acquisition, delivery and use of support services.

Case Management must include individual assessments that are used to develop individual services plans.

Financial Counseling Budgeting/financial planning to ensure that participating households have the ability to maintain rental, mortgage, or utility obligations after assistance has been granted to reduce the probability or a recurrence of the crisis situation.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Coordination (formerly known as food stamps Screening every household that receives Homeless Prevention Program assistance to determine the need and eligibility for assistance and based on that determination assist the participant with the application process or referral.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Screening every household that receives Homeless Prevention Program assistance to determine the need and eligibility for assistance and based on that determination assist the participant with the application process or referral.
Follow-Up Contacting each program participant or family assisted during the fiscal year to assess their housing status.

The Supplemental Supportive Services are:

Advocacy Intervention on behalf of participating households to assist in the receipt and use of services.
Alcohol Abuse Services Providing or referring participants to Alcoholics Anonymous or similar program to address the abusive use of alcohol.
Child Care Providing or arranging child care services.
Children's Services Child-specific services such as child abuse counseling or preschool programs.
Counseling Providing or arranging for individual or group counseling to alleviate physical abuse, mental health issues, substance abuse, and/or familial obstacles that are preventing a return to self-sufficiency.
Education Providing or arranging services for participants to complete a course of study leading to a diploma or specific skill certificate.
Employment Services Providing or arranging services for participants to complete job preparation and/or to secure job interviews or employment. This may include acquiring special tools or clothing to perform the job in which the participant is place or receiving training.
English as a Second Language English language services available to persons who seek to improve their English language skills.
Health/Dental Services Providing or arranging services for participants needing medical and/or dental services.
Housing Placement/Inspection Locating and/or the initial inspection of rental property on behalf of participants to ensure the housing is generally decent and adequate for the household and meets the general health and safety standards prior to tenant occupancy.
Legal Services (if requested) The provision of legal assistance / advocacy to program participants who are facing homelessness due to eviction, utility shut-off, lockout, or mortgage foreclosure.
Mental Health Services Supportive Services that address serious mental health needs that can not be solved through regular counseling sessions.
Outreach Locating and contacting homeless individuals or families in the community and inform them of available services.
Substance Abuse Services Providing or arranging services for participants to attend NA (Narcotics Anonymous) or other programs that address substance abuse issues.
Transportation Transporting or purchasing services, such as bus tokens or taxi fares for participants to obtain medical care, public assistance, education, training and other services not provided on site.


Total Households Served

Agency Number Served
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 394
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 634
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 324
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 2,440
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 215
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 193
Cook County Continuum of Care 1,335
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 109
DuPage County Continuum of Care 583
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 779
Heartland Continuum of Care 107
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 104
Kane County Continuum of Care 154
Lake County Continuum of Care 514
Madison County Continuum of Care 634
McHenry County Continuum of Care 88
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 740
South Central IL Continuum of Care 586
Southern IL Continuum of Care 813
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 525
West Central IL Continuum of Care 364
Total 11,635


Total Households with Children Served

Agency Number Served
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 285
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 467
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 210
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 1,654
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 173
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 94
Cook County Continuum of Care 1,068
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 83
DuPage County Continuum of Care 444
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 499
Heartland Continuum of Care 88
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 88
Kane County Continuum of Care 116
Lake County Continuum of Care 394
Madison County Continuum of Care 463
McHenry County Continuum of Care 59
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 526
South Central IL Continuum of Care 410
Southern IL Continuum of Care 558
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 389
West Central IL Continuum of Care 247
Total 8,315


Number of Households without Children Served

Agency Number Served
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 109
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 167
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 114
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 786
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 42
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 99
Cook County Continuum of Care 267
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 26
DuPage County Continuum of Care 139
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 280
Heartland Continuum of Care 19
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 16
Kane County Continuum of Care 38
Lake County Continuum of Care 120
Madison County Continuum of Care 171
McHenry County Continuum of Care 29
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 214
South Central IL Continuum of Care 176
Southern IL Continuum of Care 255
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 136
West Central IL Continuum of Care 117
Total 3,320


Total Individuals Served

Agency Number Served
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 1,227
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 1,936
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 881
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 6,503
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 685
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 393
Cook County Continuum of Care 4,003
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 323
DuPage County Continuum of Care 1,761
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 2,085
Heartland Continuum of Care 347
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 378
Kane County Continuum of Care 501
Lake County Continuum of Care 1,572
Madison County Continuum of Care 1,879
McHenry County Continuum of Care 252
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 2,088
South Central IL Continuum of Care 1,559
Southern IL Continuum of Care 2,280
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 1,489
West Central IL Continuum of Care 967
Total 33,109


Total Adults Served

Agency Number Served
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 595
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 941
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 436
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 3,235
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 297
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 236
Cook County Continuum of Care 1,973
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 146
DuPage County Continuum of Care 890
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 1,030
Heartland Continuum of Care 142
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 156
Kane County Continuum of Care 236
Lake County Continuum of Care 694
Madison County Continuum of Care 1,008
McHenry County Continuum of Care 132
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 997
South Central IL Continuum of Care 845
Southern IL Continuum of Care 1,239
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 653
West Central IL Continuum of Care 510
Total 16,391


Total Children Served

Agency Number Served
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 632
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 995
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 445
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 3,268
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 388
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 157
Cook County Continuum of Care 2,030
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 177
DuPage County Continuum of Care 871
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 1,055
Heartland Continuum of Care 205
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 222
Kane County Continuum of Care 265
Lake County Continuum of Care 878
Madison County Continuum of Care 871
McHenry County Continuum of Care 120
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 1,091
South Central IL Continuum of Care 714
Southern IL Continuum of Care 1,041
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 836
West Central IL Continuum of Care 457
Total 16,718


Total Households Receiving Rental Assistance

Agency Number Served
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 337
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 516
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 324
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 1,563
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 95
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 151
Cook County Continuum of Care 727
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 86
DuPage County Continuum of Care 475
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 645
Heartland Continuum of Care 84
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 78
Kane County Continuum of Care 120
Lake County Continuum of Care 180
Madison County Continuum of Care 455
McHenry County Continuum of Care 26
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 449
South Central IL Continuum of Care 505
Southern IL Continuum of Care 512
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 198
West Central IL Continuum of Care 305
Total 7,831


Total Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance

Agency Number Served
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 71
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 45
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 0
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 61
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 1
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 12
Cook County Continuum of Care 137
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 2
DuPage County Continuum of Care 9
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 34
Heartland Continuum of Care 2
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 11
Kane County Continuum of Care 11
Lake County Continuum of Care 36
Madison County Continuum of Care 122
McHenry County Continuum of Care 1
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 24
South Central IL Continuum of Care 31
Southern IL Continuum of Care 44
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 44
West Central IL Continuum of Care 25
Total 723


Total Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance

Agency Number Served
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 32
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 32
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 0
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 499
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 82
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 51
Cook County Continuum of Care 266
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 21
DuPage County Continuum of Care 19
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 88
Heartland Continuum of Care 36
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 14
Kane County Continuum of Care 33
Lake County Continuum of Care 14
Madison County Continuum of Care 0
McHenry County Continuum of Care 0
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 150
South Central IL Continuum of Care 53
Southern IL Continuum of Care 287
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 209
West Central IL Continuum of Care 33
Total 1,919


Total Households Receiving Utility Assistance

Agency Number Served
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 7
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 95
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 0
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 750
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 16
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 42
Cook County Continuum of Care 259
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 0
DuPage County Continuum of Care 120
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 24
Heartland Continuum of Care 18
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 3
Kane County Continuum of Care 10
Lake County Continuum of Care 119
Madison County Continuum of Care 31
McHenry County Continuum of Care 7
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 171
South Central IL Continuum of Care 76
Southern IL Continuum of Care 38
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 112
West Central IL Continuum of Care 33
Total 1,931


Homeless Prevention Services Utilization Statewide by Household Type

Required

Supportive Services

Single

Male

Single

Female

Couple

No Child

Couple

With Child

Male

with Child

Female

with Child

Total
Case Management 1.360 2,218 809 3,011 566 7,954 15,918
Counseling - Financial 1,125 1,641 648 2,336 426 11,121 17,297
SNAP (Food Stamp) Screening 1,115 1,617 608 2,117 415 5,783 11,655
LIHEAP Screening 1,115 1,619 609 2,121 415 5,800 11,679

Supplemental

Supportive Services

Single

Male

Single

Female

Couple

No Child

Couple

With Child

Male

with Child

Female

with Child

Total
Advocacy 448 678 295 1,180 155 2,609 5,365
Alcohol Abuse Services 35 45 4 22 12 109 227
Child Care 17 0 8 59 29 262 375
Children's Services 0 0 0 30 16 153 199
Counseling - Life Skills 102 169 76 259 33 478 1,117
Counseling - All Other 65 138 60 188 39 495 985
Education 30 45 8 50 9 149 291
Employment Services 71 89 42 147 24 268 641
English as a Second Language 3 1 3 8 3 11 29
Follow-up services 459 671 334 1,140 169 2,481 5,254
Health/Dental 44 67 26 54 11 69 271
HIV/AIDS Related Services 28 7 1 2 2 18 58
Housing Location/Inspection 96 147 65 235 23 414 980
Legal Services/Referrals 43 42 21 75 11 171 363
Mental Health Services 42 59 6 22 17 181 327
Outreach 214 396 168 549 76 1,081 2,484
Substance Abuse Services 37 50 7 33 15 157 299
Transportation 30 35 6 32 6 76 185
Other 140 343 84 405 41 1,119 2,132
Total 6,619 10,077 3,888 14,075 2,513 40,959 78,131


Program Statistics by Continuum of Care Receiving Assistance

  • Boone/Winnebago County Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 595
Total Number of Children 632
Total Number of Individuals Served 1,227
Total Households with Children Served 285
Total Households without Children Served 109
Total Number of Households 394
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 337
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 71
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 32
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 7
  • Central Illinois Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 941
Total Number of Children 995
Total Number of Individuals Served 1,936
Total Households with Children Served 467
Total Households without Children Served 167
Total Number of Households 634
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 516
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 45
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 32
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 95
  • Champaign / Urbana Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 436
Total Number of Children 445
Total Number of Individuals Served 881
Total Households with Children Served 210
Total Households without Children Served 114
Total Number of Households 324
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 324
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 0
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 0
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 0
  • City of Chicago Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 3,235
Total Number of Children 3,268
Total Number of Individuals Served 6,503
Total Households with Children Served 1,654
Total Households without Children Served 786
Total Number of Households 2,440
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 1,563
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 61
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 499
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 750
  • City of DeKalb Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 297
Total Number of Children 388
Total Number of Individuals Served 685
Total Households with Children Served 173
Total Households without Children Served 42
Total Number of Households 215
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 95
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 1
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 82
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 16
  • City of Evanston Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 236
Total Number of Children 157
Total Number of Individuals Served 393
Total Households with Children Served 94
Total Households without Children Served 99
Total Number of Households 193
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 151
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 12
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 51
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 42
  • Cook County Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 1,973
Total Number of Children 2,030
Total Number of Individuals Served 4,003
Total Households with Children Served 1,068
Total Households without Children Served 267
Total Number of Households 1,335
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 727
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 137
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 266
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 259
  • Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 146
Total Number of Children 177
Total Number of Individuals Served 323
Total Households with Children Served 83
Total Households without Children Served 26
Total Number of Households 109
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 86
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 2
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 21
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 0
  • DuPage County Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 890
Total Number of Children 871
Total Number of Individuals Served 1,761
Total Households with Children Served 444
Total Households without Children Served 139
Total Number of Households 583
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 475
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 9
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 19
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 120
  • Heart of Illinois (Peoria Area) Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 1,030
Total Number of Children 1,055
Total Number of Individuals Served 2,085
Total Households with Children Served 499
Total Households without Children Served 280
Total Number of Households 779
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 645
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 34
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 88
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 24
  • Heartland (Springfield Area) Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 142
Total Number of Children 205
Total Number of Individuals Served 347
Total Households with Children Served 88
Total Households without Children Served 19
Total Number of Households 107
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 84
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 2
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 36
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 18
  • Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 156
Total Number of Children 222
Total Number of Individuals Served 378
Total Households with Children Served 88
Total Households without Children Served 16
Total Number of Households 104
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 78
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 11
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 14
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 3
  • Kane County Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 236
Total Number of Children 265
Total Number of Individuals Served 501
Total Households with Children Served 116
Total Households without Children Served 38
Total Number of Households 154
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 120
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 11
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 33
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 10
  • Lake County Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 694
Total Number of Children 878
Total Number of Individuals Served 1,572
Total Households with Children Served 394
Total Households without Children Served 120
Total Number of Households 514
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 180
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 36
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 14
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 119
  • Madison County Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 1,008
Total Number of Children 871
Total Number of Individuals Served 1,879
Total Households with Children Served 463
Total Households without Children Served 171
Total Number of Households 634
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 455
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 122
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 0
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 31
  • McHenry County Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 132
Total Number of Children 120
Total Number of Individuals Served 252
Total Households with Children Served 59
Total Households without Children Served 29
Total Number of Households 88
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 26
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 1
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 0
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 7
  • Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 997
Total Number of Children 1,091
Total Number of Individuals Served 2,088
Total Households with Children Served 526
Total Households without Children Served 214
Total Number of Households 740
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 449
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 24
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 150
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 171
  • South Central Illinois Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 845
Total Number of Children 714
Total Number of Individuals Served 1,559
Total Households with Children Served 410
Total Households without Children Served 176
Total Number of Households 586
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 505
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 31
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 53
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 76
  • Southern Illinois Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 1,239
Total Number of Children 1,041
Total Number of Individuals Served 2,280
Total Households with Children Served 558
Total Households without Children Served 255
Total Number of Households 813
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 512
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 44
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 287
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 38
  • St. Clair County Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 653
Total Number of Children 836
Total Number of Individuals Served 1,489
Total Households with Children Served 389
Total Households without Children Served 136
Total Number of Households 525
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 198
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 44
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 209
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 112
  • West Central Continuum of Care
Customer Number Served
Total Number of Adults Served 510
Total Number of Children 457
Total Number of Individuals Served 967
Total Households with Children Served 247
Total Households without Children Served 117
Total Number of Households 364
Total Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 305
Total Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 25
Total Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 33
Total Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 33


Number of Households That Were Still Housed or Homeless At Homeless Prevention Program Follow-Up - FY2009 Continuum of Care (CoC)

Breakdown of number of households housed or homeless 4 months after receiving Homeless Prevention Program Assistance:

Continuum Still Housed Homeless
Boone Winnebago Continuum of Care 322 3
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 608 7
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 241 0
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 2,024 13
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 162 4
City of Evanston Continuum of Care 181 5
Cook County Continuum of Care 1,161 3
Decatur/Macon Continuum of Care 103 0
DuPage County Continuum of Care 570 0
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 699 13
Heartland Continuum of Care 104 1
Joliet/Will Co. Continuum of Care 81 0
Kane County Continuum of Care 113 0
Lake County Continuum of Care 393 10
Madison County Continuum of Care 620 4
McHenry County Continuum of Care 72 0
Northwestern IL Continuum of Care 714 4
South Central IL Continuum of Care 536 1
Southern IL Continuum of Care 726 7
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 468 14
West Central IL Continuum of Care 352 0
  • Grand Total Still Housed for the 21 Participating Continua of Care:  10,250
  • Grand Total that were Homeless for the 21 Participating Continua of Care:  89
  • Grand Total of Households that were Unable to be Located:  1,311
  • Grand Total of Deceased Households:  19
  • 88 % of the total households retained their housing with assistance from the Housing Prevention Program.
  • In Fiscal Year 2009, the average cost per household was $934.00.