Who We Are
The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County coordinates the Cook County Continuum of Care (IL-511), which encompasses homeless assistance efforts throughout all of Cook County except for the city of Chicago. Established in 1997 as the Task Force on Homelessness, the group changed its name and formally incorporated in August 2004. To shift its focus from managing homelessness to ending homelessness in our county, the Alliance also hired a full-time staff and secured nonprofit 501 (c)(3) status in 2005.
As the lead agency for Cook County’s Continuum of Care, the Alliance brings together a range of services and housing options for homeless people.
The Alliance convenes a variety of stakeholders to cooperatively set priorities, collect data, rank project applications, and measure outcomes.
In coordinating the annual application to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for homeless assistance grants, the Alliance brings approximately $13 million per year to support over forty homeless programs in the region.