• Site Under Construction

    Site Under Construction

    Unfortunately our website was mistakenly deleted by our previous hosting provider the week of August 15th. While we try to find resolution to that challenge, we are updating this new site as quickly as possible with important information. If you are looking for information that has not been updated yet, please reach out to the HCoC Coordinator at heartlandcontinuumofcare@gmail.com for assistance.

  • Our Plan

    Our Plan

    The Heartland Continuum of Care (HCoC) and community partners worked with consulting groups Homebase and LathanHarris, Inc. to develop a community-wide strategic to address homelessness in Springfield and Sangamon County. We hope you will join us in the collaborative work needed to implement the plan and reach functional zero by 2028.

    You can view and download Springfield & Sangamon County’s 2022-2028 Strategic Plan to Address Homelessness here.

    Additional resources and information about the strategic plan:
    Press Release on the Strategic Plan’s Completion
    Strategic Plan One Pager

    Check out the October 2022 Citizen’s Club presentation for more information on the plan and homelessness in Springfield and Sangamon County.

    If you have questions about the plan or would like to connect with the Heartland Continuum of Care to talk more about it, please fill out the form below.

    Funding for the strategic planning process, totaling $160,000, was provided by the City of Springfield, Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, Memorial Health, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Sangamon County, Springfield Housing Authority, SIU School of Medicine, and United Way of Central Illinois.

    Members of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee
    Amy Voils MERCY Communities
    Andy Van Meter Sangamon County Board Chairman
    Becky Gabany Memorial Medical System
    Dominic Watson Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce, The Springfield Project
    Jackie Newman Springfield Housing Authority
    Jilnita Johnson Helping Hands
    Jim Langfelder Mayor of Springfield
    Juan Huerta City of Springfield
    Kim Luz HSHS Hospital System
    Marcus Johnson Springfield Urban League
    Ricky Reece Community Member
    Stacy Reed Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln
    Vea Crawford Community Member

    Updates from throughout the Process
    Community Update – Volume 1
    Community Update – Volume 2
    Community Update – Volume 3
    February 10 Community Update

  • Get Involved

    Get Involved

    Homelessness is a community challenge that requires a community response. In Springfield and Sangamon County, community members and partners come together in incredible ways to support our neighbors who are unhoused.

    These resources may help you find a way to get involved:

  • Grant Information

    Grant Information

    The Heartland Continuum serves as the primary HUD designated body with the mandate to develop, coordinate, and implement long range plans meeting the needs of homeless persons within the Heartland of Sangamon County. 

    Find the most up to date information about grants at the links below.