ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Homeless Prevention Program Report to the General Assembly
Fiscal Year 2013

Homeless Prevention Program

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 current information on the Homeless Prevention Program in Illinois. It also outlines Fiscal Year 2013 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 2013, $4 million 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:
    • the projected total number of households served; and
    • the projected number of households receiving rental/mortgage assistance; and
    • the projected number of households receiving utility assistance; and
    • 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 administer 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 2013 were:

Continuum of Care Organizations AMOUNT
CITY OF CHICAGO CONTINUUM OF CARE $1,110,736
COOK COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE $571,279
DUPAGE COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE $236,580
NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE $194,087
LAKE COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE $182,491
MADISON COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE $180,931
HEART OF ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE $162,806
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE $158,207
ST. CLAIR COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE $158,735
BOONE/WINNEGAGO COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE $156,880
CENTRAL ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE $139,258
SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE $101,385
WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE $61,954
KANE COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE $59,941
JOLIET/WILL COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE $55,214
CHAMPAIGN/URBANA CONTINUUM OF CARE $46,621
HEARTLAND CONTINUUM OF CARE $39,961
DECATUR/MACON COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE $36,630
MCHENRY COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE $27,064
CITY OF DEKALB CONTINUUM OF CARE $19,240
SPECIAL PROJECT $300,000
TOTAL $4,000,000

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 Screening every household that receives Homeless Prevention Program (SNAP) Coordination Program assistance to determine the need and eligibility for (formerly known as food stamps) assistance and based on that determination assist the participant with the application process or referral.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Screening every household that receives Homeless Prevention Program (LIHEAP) 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 pre-school 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 FY2013

AGENCIES Number of
Households Served
Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care 140
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 245
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care  69
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 820
Cook County Continuum of Care 391
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care  51
Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care  42
DuPage County Continuum of Care 191
Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care 248
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care 226
Special Project 235
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 204
Heartland Continuum of Care 38
Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care 47
Kane County Continuum of Care 54
Lake County Continuum of Care 148
Madison County Continuum of Care 222
McHenry County Continuum of Care 32
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care 173
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 128
West Central Illinois Continuum of Care 114
TOTAL 3,818

TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN SERVED FY2013

AGENCIES Number of Households
with Children Served
Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care 97
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 160
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care   39
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 452
Cook County Continuum of Care 223
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care  34
Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care  27
DuPage County Continuum of Care 125
Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care 137
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care 145
Special Project 129
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 107
Heartland Continuum of Care 24
Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care 30
Kane County Continuum of Care 32
Lake County Continuum of Care 98
Madison County Continuum of Care 160
McHenry County Continuum of Care 20
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care 106
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 68
West Central Il Continuum of Care 73
TOTAL 2,286

TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT CHILDREN SERVED
Homeless Prevention Program
FY2013

AGENCIES Number of Households
without Children Served
Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care 43
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 85
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 30
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 368
Cook County Continuum of Care 168
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 17
Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care 15
DuPage County Continuum of Care 66
Northern IL Continuum of Care 111
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care 81
Special Project 106
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 97
Heartland Continuum of Care 14
Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care 17
Kane County Continuum of Care 22
Lake County Continuum of Care 50
Madison County Continuum of Care 62
McHenry County Continuum of Care 12
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care 67
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 60
West Central Illinois Continuum of Care 41
TOTAL 1,532

TOTAL INDIVIDUALS SERVED
Homeless Prevention Program
FY2013

Agencies Number of
Individuals Served
Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care 423
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 730
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 185
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 1,962
Cook County Continuum of Care 952
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care    138
Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care 116
DuPage County Continuum of Care 506
Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care 612
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care 600
Special Project 538
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 484
Heartland Continuum of Care 99
Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care 140
Kane County Continuum of Care 137
Lake County Continuum of Care 403
Madison County Continuum of Care 560
McHenry County Continuum of Care 76
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care 423
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 299
West Central Illinois Continuum of Care 311
TOTAL 9,694

TOTAL ADULTS SERVED
Homeless Prevention Program
FY2013

AGENCIES Number of
Adults Served
Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care 191
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 382
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care 97
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 1,052
Cook County Continuum of Care 541
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care  73
Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care  59
DuPage County Continuum of Care 276
Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care 331
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care 329
Special Project 304
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 276
Heartland Continuum of Care 54
Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care 65
Kane County Continuum of Care 76
Lake County Continuum of Care 188
Madison County Continuum of Care 301
McHenry County Continuum of Care 44
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care 253
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 163
West Central Illinois Continuum of Care 166
TOTAL 5,221

TOTAL CHILDREN SERVED
Homeless Prevention Program
FY2013

AGENCIES Number of
Children Served
Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care 232
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 248
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care  88
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 910
Cook County Continuum of Care 411
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care  65
Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care  57
DuPage County Continuum of Care 230
Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care 281
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care 271
Special Project 234
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 208
Heartland Continuum of Care 45
Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care 75
Kane County Continuum of Care 61
Lake County Continuum of Care 215
Madison County Continuum of Care 259
McHenry County Continuum of Care 32
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care 170
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 136
West Central Illinois Continuum of Care 145
TOTAL 4,473

TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS RECEIVING RENTAL ASSISTANCE
Homeless Prevention Program
FY2013

AGENCIES Number of Households
Receiving Rental Assistance
Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care 143
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 163
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care  69
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 630
Cook County Continuum of Care 259
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care  51
Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care  33
DuPage County Continuum of Care 133
Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care 170
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care 132
Special Project 144
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 139
Heartland Continuum of Care 27
Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care 34
Kane County Continuum of Care 43
Lake County Continuum of Care 54
Madison County Continuum of Care 222
McHenry County Continuum of Care 0
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care 151
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 110
West Central Illinois Continuum of Care 132
TOTAL 2,839

TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS RECEIVING MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE
Homeless Prevention Program
FY2013

AGENCIES Number of Households
Receiving Mortgage Assistance
Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care 3
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 13
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care  0
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 9
Cook County Continuum of Care 11
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care  0
Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care  0
DuPage County Continuum of Care 2
Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care 1
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care 7
Special Project 6
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 1
Heartland Continuum of Care 0
Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care 3
Kane County Continuum of Care 0
Lake County Continuum of Care 2
Madison County Continuum of Care 0
McHenry County Continuum of Care 0
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care 0
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 4
West Central Illinois Continuum of Care 0
TOTAL 62

TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS RECEIVING SECURITY DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE
Homeless Prevention Program
FY2013

AGENCIES Number of Households Receiving
Security Deposit Assistance
Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care 2
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 53
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care  0
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 87
Cook County Continuum of Care 55
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 0
Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care 9
DuPage County Continuum of Care 6
Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care 26
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care 89
Special Project 42
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 20
Heartland Continuum of Care 16
Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care 0
Kane County Continuum of Care 7
Lake County Continuum of Care 0
Madison County Continuum of Care 0
McHenry County Continuum of Care 0
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care 7
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 5
West Central Illinois Continuum of Care 0
TOTAL 424

TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS RECEIVING UTILITY ASSISTANCE
Homeless Prevention Program
FY2013

AGENCIES Number of Households
Receiving Utility Assistance
Boone/Winnebago Continuum of Care 15
Central Illinois Continuum of Care 42
Champaign/Urbana Continuum of Care  0
City of Chicago Continuum of Care 248
Cook County Continuum of Care 71
City of DeKalb Continuum of Care 0
Decatur/Macon County Continuum of Care  0
DuPage County Continuum of Care 45
Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care 65
Southern Illinois Continuum of Care 8
Special Project 57
Heart of Illinois Continuum of Care 24
Heartland Continuum of Care 12
Joliet/Will County Continuum of Care 3
Kane County Continuum of Care 4
Lake County Continuum of Care 46
Madison County Continuum of Care 5
McHenry County Continuum of Care 0
South Central Illinois Continuum of Care 38
St. Clair County Continuum of Care 50
West Central Illinois Continuum of Care 8
TOTAL 741

Homeless Prevention Services
Utilization Statewide by Household Type
FY2013
 

Supportive Services Single
Male
Single
Female
Couple
No Child
Couple
With Child
Male
With Child
Female
With Child
TOTAL
Case Management 620 1,113 349 885 140 2,080 5,187
Counseling - Financial 531 778 269 609 81 1,691 3,959
Food Stamp Screening 528 751 262 593 79 1,619 3,832
LIHEAP Screening 528 751 261 593 79 1,619 3,831
Advocacy 256 327 137 316 42 797 1,875
Alcohol Abuse Services 15 9 2 2 0 7 35
Child Care 0 0 0 57 6 290 353
Children's Services 2 0 0 50 4 96 152
Counseling - Life Skills 149 253 35 92 10 363 902
Counseling - All Other 52 69 18 48 6 110 303
Education 10 12 9 28 3 76 138
Employment Services 111 137 30 58 8 338 682
English as Second Language 0 2 3 15 0 5 25
Follow-up Services 249 310 131 276 31 723 1,720
Health/ Dental Services 43 65 13 32 2 104 259
HIV/AIDS Related Services 75 50 2 0 0 157 284
Housing Location/ Inspection 76 67 28 85 5 190 451
Legal Services/ Referrals 46 51 5 34 5 184 325
Mental Health Services 8 16 1 12 1 32 70
Outreach 95 95 48 110 13 231 592
Substance Abuse Services 94 91 2 3 0 112 302
Transportation 116 151 16 61 8 309 661
Other 41 80 39 90 7 169 426
TOTAL 3,645 5,178 1,660 4,049 530 11,302 26,364

PROGRAM STATISTICS BY CONTINUUM OF CARE RECEIVING ASSISTANCE

  • BOONE/WINNEBAGO COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 191
Number of Children 232
Number of Individuals Served 423
Households with Children Served 97
Households without Children Served 43
Number of Households 140
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 143
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 3
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 2
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 15
  • CENTRAL ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 382
Number of Children 348
Number of Individuals Served 730
Households with Children Served 160
Households without Children Served 85
Number of Households 245
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 163
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 13
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 53
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 42
  • CHAMPAIGN/URBANA CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 97
Number of Children 88
Number of Individuals Served 485
Households with Children Served 39
Households without Children Served 30
Number of Households 69
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 69
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 0
  • CITY OF CHICAGO CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 1,052
Number of Children 910
Number of Individuals Served 1,962
Households with Children Served 452
Households without Children Served 368
Number of Households 820
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 630
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 9
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 87
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 248
  • COOK COUNTY ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 541
Number of Children 411
Number of Individuals Served 952
Households with Children Served 223
Households without Children Served 168
Number of Households 391
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 259
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 11
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 55
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 71
  • CITY OF DEKALB CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 73
Number of Children 65
Number of Individuals Served 138
Households with Children Served 34
Households without Children Served 17
Number of Households 51
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 51
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 0
  • DECATUR/MACON COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 59
Number of Children 57
Number of Individuals Served 116
Households with Children Served 27
Households without Children Served 15
Number of Households 42
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 33
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 9
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 0
  • DUPAGE COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 276
Number of Children 230
Number of Individuals Served 506
Households with Children Served 125
Households without Children Served 66
Number of Households 191
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 133
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 2
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 6
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 45
  • SPECIAL PROJECTS

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 304
Number of Children 234
Number of Individuals Served 538
Households with Children Served 129
Households without Children Served 106
Number of Households 235
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 144
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 6
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 42
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 57
  • HEART OF ILLINOIS (PEORIA AREA) CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 276
Number of Children 208
Number of Individuals Served 484
Households with Children Served 107
Households without Children Served 97
Number of Households 204
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 139
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 1
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 20
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 24
  • HEARTLAND (SPRINGFIELD AREA) CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 54
Number of Children 45
Number of Individuals Served 99
Households with Children Served 24
Households without Children Served 14
Number of Households 38
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 27
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 16
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 12
  • JOLIET/WILL COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 65
Number of Children 75
Number of Individuals Served 140
Households with Children Served 30
Households without Children Served 17
Number of Households 47
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 34
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 3
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 3
  • KANE COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 76
Number of Children 61
Number of Individuals Served 137
Households with Children Served 32
Households without Children Served 22
Number of Households 54
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 43
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 7
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 4
  • LAKE COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 188
Number of Children 215
Number of Individuals Served 403
Households with Children Served 98
Households without Children Served 50
Number of Households 148
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 54
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 2
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 46
  • MADISON COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 301
Number of Children 259
Number of Individuals Served 560
Households with Children Served 160
Households without Children Served 62
Number of Households 222
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 222
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 5
  • MCHENRY COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 44
Number of Children 32
Number of Individuals Served 76
Households with Children Served 20
Households without Children Served 12
Number of Households 32
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Legal Services 32
  • NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 331
Number of Children 281
Number of Individuals Served 612
Households with Children Served 137
Households without Children Served 111
Number of Households 248
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 170
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 1
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 26
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 65
  • SOUTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 253
Number of Children 170
Number of Individuals Served 423
Households with Children Served 106
Households without Children Served 67
Number of Households 173
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 151
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 7
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 38
  • ST. CLAIR COUNTY CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 163
Number of Children 136
Number of Individuals Served 299
Households with Children Served 68
Households without Children Served 60
Number of Households 128
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 110
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 4
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 5
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 50
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 329
Number of Children 271
Number of Individuals Served 600
Households with Children Served 145
Households without Children Served 81
Number of Households 226
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 132
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 7
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 89
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 8
  • WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS CONTINUUM OF CARE

PROGRAM STATISTICS TOTALS
Number of Adults Served 166
Number of Children 145
Number of Individuals Served 311
Households with Children Served 73
Households without Children Served 41
Number of Households 114
Number of Households Receiving Rental Assistance 100
Number of Households Receiving Mortgage Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Security Deposit Assistance 0
Number of Households Receiving Utility Assistance 24

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS THAT WERE STILL HOUSED OR HOMELESS AT HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAM FOLLOW-UP

Fiscal Year 2013 Continuum of Care (CoC)

(BREAKDOWN OF NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS HOUSED OR HOMELESS 4 MONTHS AFTER RECEIVING HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAM ASSISTANCE)

CONTINUUMS STILL HOUSED HOMELESS
City of Chicago 649 8
Cook County 399 0
Southern Illinois 234 0
Heart of Illinois 171 1
Northwestern 244 2
Madison County 150 0
DuPage County 169 1
South Central 158 1
St. Clair County 169 1
West Central 107 0
Central Illinois 214 3
Boone/Winnebago 119 1
Lake County 93 0
Champaign/Urbana 59 0
Special Project 216 0
Kane County 49 0
City of DeKalb 39 2
Joliet/Will 40 1
Decatur/Macon County 25 1
Heartland 37 0
McHenry County 17 2
TOTALS 3368 24

GRAND TOTAL STILL HOUSED FOR THE 21 PARTICIPATING CONTINUA OF CARE: 3,368

GRAND TOTAL THAT WERE HOMELESS FOR THE 21 PARTICIPATING CONTINUA OF CARE: 24

GRAND TOTAL OF HOUSEHOLDS THAT WERE UNABLE TO BE LOCATED: 422

GRAND TOTAL OF DECEASED HOUSEHOLDS: 4

88% OF THE TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS RETAINED THEIR HOUSING WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE HOMELESS PREVENTION PROGRAM.


IN FISCAL YEAR 2013, THE AVERAGE COST PER HOUSEHOLD WAS $1,048