Home for All Continuum of Care
February 8, 2021
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on January 29, 2021, the renewal of support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's Continuum of Care grants support over 6,500 local programs. $2.5 billion in funding was approved through this announcement, including local permanent supportive housing programs with Dream Center Peoria, Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Peoria Opportunities Foundation, Phoenix Community Development Services, and The Center for Prevention of Abuse. These funds are traditionally awarded through a competitive Notice of Funding Availability process. Due to the pandemic, Congress approved a renewal process in order for local communities to focus on the response to COVID-19.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) formally issued an extension of the federal moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent through March 31, 2021. This fact sheet, issued by the White House, provides additional details about the Executive Actions taken by the Biden Administration as part of the federal response to the pandemic. The order for the extension of the moratorium can be found here.
Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) is hosting a weekly Facebook Live event to address general questions related to evictions in Illinois. The series occurs each Thursday through February 25. Attorneys from PSLS will discuss the general process of eviction, the current eviction moratorium, rental assistance and more. The event takes place from 12:00 - 12:30 PM and can be accessed at
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has announced the next round of Charitable Trust grant applications for non-profits are now available. These grants for the Spring 2021 grant cycle will focus on three categories of non-profits: food programs, housing programs, and workforce & economic development. Charitable Trust grants are intended to help small non-profits with an annual budget of $1 million or less. Grant applications located in any area where pervasive poverty, unemployment, and economic distress exist will be given special attention.
Grant applications will be accepted through March 31.
More information on the grant application, history of the program, and who to contact if you have additional questions can be found here: Illinois Treasurer Office
The Illinois Public Health Institute is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for Illinois transitional and supportive housing organizations to increase access to healthy food and beverage options by adopting and implementing tailored nutrition guidance. Selected organizations will receive $4,000 – $6,000 each to support their participation. Awardees will also receive 20 or more hours of individualized technical assistance and participation in a training and networking community.
The award runs from March 2021 through March 2022 and is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Transitional and supportive housing organizations that serve food have a valuable opportunity to lead by example and improve the health of their residents. To learn more and apply, please review and complete the attached request for applications. Please email any questions and the completed application to Kathryn.Bernstein@iphionline.org with the subject line “Nutrition Guidelines in Housing Application.” Applications are due by Friday, February 26th at 5:00 pm CST.
More information about the opportunity can be found here: More Info on Opportunity
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