Homeless Prevention Program
CSFA Number: 444-80-0657
Agency Name
Department Of Human Services (444)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Darcie Hannah
Short Description
Agency Specific Content for the Notice of Funding Opportunity

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.

Agencies applying for Homeless Prevention Program funding are required to be a member of a State of Illinois Continuum of Care organization. A list of these organizations can be found on the HUD website, here: https://www.hud.gov/states/illinois/homeless/coccontacts .

Scope of Services

Homeless Prevention Providers must provide one or more of the following services:

• rental/mortgage assistance not to exceed two months of specified rent/mortgage;
• rental/mortgage arrearage not to exceed three months of specified rent/mortgage;
• utility assistance with no specific time limitations;
• utility arrearage with no specific time limitations;
• rent/security deposit not to exceed two months of specified deposit; or
• case management, which is the coordination of acquisition, delivery and use of program services, not to exceed 10% of the total grant;
• supportive services directly related to the prevention of homelessness or repeated episodes of homelessness. Supportive services include, but are not limited to: advocacy, alcohol abuse, child care, counseling, education, employment, English as a Second Language, follow up, health, dental, HIV and Aids Related, housing location/inspection, legal/referral, outreach, mental health, substance abuse, and transportation services.

The Homeless Prevention Program Provider will adhere to the requirements outlined in the Homeless Prevention Act, which can be found at 310 ILCS 70/ of the Illinois Compiled Statutes.

Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $4,975,000
FY 2018 : $4,977,500
FY 2019 : $4,977,500
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details17-444-80-0657-01$7657 - $83305205/16/2016 - 06/06/2016 : 12:00pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
FCSYH01786-FCSYH01786CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CHICAGO07/01/201906/30/2020673,051
FCSYH00194-FCSYH00194SOUTH SUBURBAN COUNCIL07/01/201906/30/2020580,674
FCSYH00198-FCSYH00198THE SALVATION ARMY07/01/201906/30/2020474,397
FCSYH00168-FCSYH00168CONNECTIONS FOR THE HOMELESS07/01/201906/30/2020443,800