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

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