Updates from the CoC

Home for All Continuum of Care
June 2021

Note from the Director

As the Continuum continues to drive toward equity across our work, I'd like to take the opportunity to reflect on Juneteenth and its significance for all of us. Our nation wasn't free until everyone was free. And we continue to work to ensure that no outcome is predetermined because of the color of one's skin. Many thanks to the agencies who have made strides in honoring this day and equity in how we deliver our services. I hope that each of us has the opportunity celebrate Freedom Day and all that it means for our nation.


Kate Green

Executive Director Home for All Continuum of Care

Cooling Center City of Peoria

As the temperatures continue to rise and summer sets in, a quick reminder that the lobby of the City of Peoria's Police Department serves as a cooling center. Located at 600 SW Adams, the lobby is open 24/7. Individuals are required to wear a mask.

Eviction Help Illinois

Eviction Help Illinois is a state-funded network of 16 non-profit organizations providing free legal aid, mediation services, and connections to other resources including rental assistance in response to the eviction crisis. Mediation is an opportunity for landlords and tenants to resolves issues with the hep of a knowledgeable and neutral person. These services are funded via a partnership between the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation. A flyer with more information is available in English here or in Spanish here.

Illinois Rental Payment Program

The Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) will open the second phase for tenant-initiated applications at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 28. Tenants have until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 18 to compete their portion of the application. More information can be found on the ILRPP webpage here.


New IRS Tool Can be Used to Access Stimulus Payments

new IRS tool now makes it easier for people experiencing homelessness to access stimulus checks.
The Non-filer Sign Up Tool is designed to help eligible individuals and families who don’t normally file income tax returns:
  • claim Child Tax Credits granted under the American Rescue Plan;
  • register for the $1,400 third round of Economic Impact Payments; and
  • claim the Recovery Rebate Credit for any amount of the first two rounds of Economic Impact Payments they may have missed.
This tool addresses a major obstacle to accessing payments for people experiencing homelessness, as well as those in housing programs. Providers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with it as soon as possible.

In addition, two flyers are available to spread the word and navigate the application process:
  • English flyers available here and here.
  • Spanish flyers available here and here.


Mortgage Relief for FHA Homeowners

FHA-insured borrowers who are struggling and unable to make mortgage payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to access FHA’s special COVID-19 mortgage payment forbearance program. Please see this flyer for more details. More information is available at www.hud.gov/coronavirus/homeowners.


ICC Workforce Equity Initiative Summer Offerings

Illinois Central College expanded t Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) summer offerings to include a preparation program with a focus on Manufacturing. This program will prepare participants for entry into ICC manufacturing classes including Welding, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator, and other manufacturing pathways. Participants that complete the WEI Manufacturing program will have the opportunity to continue their education in ICC credit programs with financial support. 

 The skills and experience you will gain by completing the preparation course and credit program will result in you being more competitive for high demand local jobs with a living wage.  

The class details are:

Dates: Monday, June 28 – Friday, August 20

  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm
  • Location: ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University, Peoria, IL

Program benefits:

  • Hourly stipend of $10/hour for time in class
  • Recognized credentials including Greater Peoria Essential Abilities and Knowledge (GPEAK) and OSHA 10
  • Upskill in academic and technical knowledge relevant to manufacturing positions in our region

To be considered for this program, please go to https://icc.edu/wei, complete and submit the interest form to begin the eligibility determination process as soon as possible. The start date is right around the corner and will fill up quickly. 


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