Homeless Assistance (SHP, S+C, ESG)
Point-in-Time Count Summary Report
The Lake County Community Development Division, in cooperation with the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless
, conducts an annual Point-in-Time Count. The count, which is usually conducted in the last week of January, produces a snapshot census of the homeless population. Data from the count is available in summary reports.
Lake County has grant funds available annually for non-profit organizations and governmental entities to assist homeless persons. These funds provide for emergency shelters, transitional housing, permanent housing, and supportive services.
Activities and projects for homeless assistance are overseen by the CoC Committee of the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless. The Homeless Coalition meets from 12:30-2:30 on the first Tuesday of every month. Both groups meet at the United Way.
One of the key accomplishments of these groups is the development of a 10 Year Plan To End Homelessness in order to mobilize, advocate and empower community collaboration towards the elimination of homelessness in Lake County.
Recipients of funding for homeless assistance must participate in a Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Please visit the HMIS page for more information.
Details regarding information to apply for Lake County Homeless Assistance Funds can be found on the Applicants page.
The application for Supportive Housing Program (SHP) or Shelter Plus Care (S+C) funds are available from the Continuum of Care Committee of the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless. This is a nationwide competitive grant process. Please contact staff or the Lake County Coalition for the Homeless for details.
Details regarding information to apply for Lake County Homeless Assistance Funds can be found on the Current Grantees page.