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Census Day is Here!

Census Day is Here and we want to MAKE IT COUNT!  Today, the Census Bureau is strongly encouraging the public to respond to the 2020 Census online using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. You can respond online or by phone in English or 12 other languages. On April 1, 2020, Census Day is observed nationwide. By [...]

Census Day is Here!2020-04-01T13:06:37-05:00

COVID-19 in DuPage County

DuPage County is working closely with our local healthcare community, as well as state and federal agencies to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is our lead agency and is following guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

COVID-19 in DuPage County2020-03-18T13:56:06-05:00

Health Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers

Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding supports homeless projects throughout the country to assist households move into sustainable housing. Families and individuals experiencing homelessness are more vulnerable to infectious diseases due to lack of access to primary care, mobility, and poor health status from extended episodes of homelessness. HUD released the [...]

Health Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers2020-03-05T10:31:40-06:00

Winter 2020 Edition of Tenant Talk: The Path to Housing Reentry Now Available

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released its winter 2020 edition of Tenant Talk, a publication by and for residents of public and assisted housing and those in need of such housing. This edition focuses on “The Path to Housing Reentry,” the obstacles returning prisoners face in securing decent, safe, accessible housing and other [...]

Winter 2020 Edition of Tenant Talk: The Path to Housing Reentry Now Available2020-03-03T08:46:19-06:00

Census 2020 Questionnaire Assistance Training from DuPage Federation 03/12/20

DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform is inviting human services providers, faith-based organizations, libraries, and other organizations supporting census questionnaire completion to a training event: Census 2020 Questionnaire Assistance Training 8 am until 10 am, Thursday, March 12, 2020 At DuPage County Health Department 111 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL Lower Level Conference Rooms [...]

Census 2020 Questionnaire Assistance Training from DuPage Federation 03/12/202020-02-28T11:20:17-06:00

2020 U.S. Census and DuPage County. Be Counted!

The U.S. Census counts every resident in DuPage County and throughout the United States once every 10 years.  The Census data is used to determine representation in Congress and to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities for services such as schools, roads, healthcare, and other programs. The data you provide to the Census [...]

2020 U.S. Census and DuPage County. Be Counted!2020-03-03T08:33:42-06:00

Loaves & Fishes Offers VITA Tax Services for Low Income Households

Beginning January 26th 2020, Loaves and Fishes will again offer free help on state and federal tax returns for low income households (annual income of $60,000 or less) through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 630 355-3663 ext. 0. For additional information, a flyer in [...]

Loaves & Fishes Offers VITA Tax Services for Low Income Households2020-02-05T08:48:39-06:00

HUD Input On Barriers to Affordable Housing Comment Period Extended to 1/31

AMERICA'S AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS: For many Americans, the supply of available housing has not kept pace with the demand for housing by prospective renters and homebuyers, driving up housing costs. While some regulations are necessary, outdated regulations are time-consuming, costly, and delay the completion of new housing supply. PRESIDENT TRUMP'S WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON ELIMINATING [...]

HUD Input On Barriers to Affordable Housing Comment Period Extended to 1/312020-01-24T08:37:51-06:00

HUD Awards $2.2 Billion to Homeless Programs Across U.S.

On January 14, 2020, HUD announced $2.16 billion in grants to provide funding to 6,595 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. and its territories. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness and provide support [...]

HUD Awards $2.2 Billion to Homeless Programs Across U.S.2020-01-14T15:49:06-06:00

Supreme Court: Homeless Have Right to Sleep Outside

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in a case originating from Boise, Idaho, that would have made it a crime to camp and sleep in public spaces. The decision to let a ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stand is a setback for states and local governments in much of the [...]

Supreme Court: Homeless Have Right to Sleep Outside2020-01-23T08:44:10-06:00