Continuum of Care for Kane County

The Continuum of Care Kane County was created in 1999 and includes Kane County’s CDBG Program Area and the Cities of Aurora and Elgin. The Continuum consists of organizations and agencies that assist individuals and families that are at-risk of being homeless or are in various stages of homelessness. These social service agencies provide: (1) Outreach, Assessment and Intake; (2) Emergency Shelter; (3) Permanent Housing; (4) Permanent Supportive Housing; and (5) Supportive Services. The Continuum is responsible for the coordination of all of the social service agencies throughout the County to ensure that all gaps and overlaps in services are addressed.

The Continuum has participated in HUD’s annual SuperNOFA grant process since 1999. On the average the Continuum receives $1.5 million annually. The Continuum’s participation in the annual Continuum of Care grant process has allowed many agencies over the years to fund needed social service programs and increase the availability of affordable housing for families and individuals that are at-risk of being homeless or who are homeless throughout Kane County. 

Continuum of Care membership is open throughout the year, to agencies that serve Kane County's homeless residents and individuals that have an interest in ending homelessness in Kane County.  For more information about the Continuum of Care programs, please contact Nisreen Wakileh, Continuum of Care Coordinator at

2020 Continuum of Care Program Competition


2020 Continuum of Care Funding Notice

The CoC Board is pleased to announce it is launching the application and selection process for HUD's 2020 Continuum of Care funding and will be accepting project applications until October 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  Emphasis will be placed on performance and alignment with HUD policy priorities.  Projects will be evaluated according to the posted 2020 Evaluation Sheet.  The CoC will notify all project applicants no later than 15 days before the application deadline whether their project application will be accepted and ranked, rejected or reduced as part of the CoC Consolidated application and of their number ranking.
2020 Notice of Funds Availability & Call for Project Application details here.
Important dates for the 2020 CoC Program Competition:
CoC Renewal Applications Due:
October 16, 2020
CoC Board Review and Ranking
November 18, 2020

2020 Continuum of Care Program Competition Information

Applications for new and renewal projects are located at the following links:

2019 Continuum of Care Program Competition Rating and Review Documents

On May 31st the Continuum of Care Board reviewed and passed the Continuum of Care Program NOFA Evaluation and Ranking Policy to guide the review of applications for Continuum of Care Program funds for both New and Renewal Projects.
This policy document was used to develop the following evaluation tools for review of submitted applications.  These tool are now available below:

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Homeless Prevention Intake Form
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02 2020 CoC GRANT - Renewal Project Evaluation Sheet
03 Continuum of Care Program NOFA Evaluation and Ranking Policy (Approved 05-31-2018)
04 Guidance Memo related to In-Kind Match
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2020 CoC Meeting Calendar
CoC Membership Application 2020
COC Membership List
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2017 Point in Time Results
2019 Point in Time Results
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Continuum of Care Kane County HMIS Policies and Procedures (Approved 09-20-2017) - updated
Coordinated Entry Policies and Procedures - FINAL - Updated 09-05-2019
HMIS Privacy Plan - approved 9-20-17
Kane County HMIS - Release of Information form
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Kane CoC Racial Disparities Analysis - Pathways MISI(1)
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Continuum of Care for Kane County Housing and Shelter Resource Guide