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Strengthening the collective impact to end homelessness in our community
Are you experiencing housing instability or homelessness?

Visit a Coordinated Entry System (CES) Access Point for assistance! 
Access Point - Spanish version

Are you sleeping outside, living in your car, or staying in an abandoned building?

 Please contact MACCH Street Outreach for assistance!

Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless to welcome new Executive Director

 The Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH) has 
selected Jason Feldhaus as its new executive director, effective May 31, 2022. Feldhaus’ extensive 
nonprofit background and commitment to serving the most vulnerable Nebraskans will amplify 
MACCH’s commitment to unite the efforts of shelter, housing, supportive services and faith-based 
organizations that serve individuals facing homelessness and near homelessness in Douglas, Sarpy and 
Pottawattamie counties.

ERAP Update

The City of Omaha has approved a pause in acceptance of ERAP applications beginning 2/1/2022.  
During this time, first time clients/individuals will sign up on to receive first access to the new application, a placeholder as such. All unassigned, complete applications will be assigned to specialists & specialists will continue to review applications. 
During this pause, we will also implement our recertification plan, projected to begin 3/15/2022. Previous clients will receive an email of next steps/instructions when recertification is available. Please keep in mind the timeline may be fluid taking all the moving puzzle pieces into consideration. 
Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to navigate the challenges brought on by COVID. 

2021/2022 Warming Centers Information

New Visions Homeless Services (opening January 7)
Address: 1607 Avenue I, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 7 days a week 
Phone: (712) 256-3940

Siena Francis House
Address: 1702 Nicholas Street (North Entrance Security Gate)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (on days open, according to forecast)
Phone: 402-341-1821 press * for information line and then press 2 for Warming Center information.​

Generation Diamond
Address: 4825 S. 25th Street Ste 100, Omaha, NE 68107
Time: Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. 
Phone: (402) 546-9978

Salvation Army
Address: The Omaha North Corps: 2424 Pratt Street, Omaha, NE 68111 
Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Monday - Friday 
Phone: (402) 451-4048

Address: The Omaha Kroc Center: 2825 Y Street, Omaha, NE 68107 
Time: 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Monday - Friday 
Phone: (402) 905-3500

Address: The Salvation Army Heritage Place: 3612 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday – Friday 
Phone: (402) 898-5972

Address: The Salvation Army Council Bluffs, IA: 715 N 16th St. Council Bluffs, IA 51501 (Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus).
Time: 9:00a.m. to 4p.m. Monday - Friday (very limited capacity)

MACCH is announcing public posting of the FINAL CoC-Approved FY 2021 HUD CoC Program Consolidated Application and Priority Listing. MACCH also re-posting the Acceptance/Rejection and Final Ranking and Tiering announcement from 11/2/21.

MACCH has updated our HUD CoC Program NOFO Timeline
 Please review this updated document and contact Lisa Vukov ( with any questions.

The final ranking and tiering for the 2021 HUD CoC Program NOFO competition has been announced. Please review the Notice of Acceptance/Rejection and Final Ranking and Tiering announcement for projects that will be included in the NE-501 CoC 2021 Project Priority Listing for funding. 
Please contact Lisa Vukov at with any questions.

The FY2021 HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been released. In preparation for the 2021 NOFO, MACCH is reaching out to all partner organizations who may be interested in applying for new projects (bonus funding) on behalf of our CoC. 
The first will be an overview training on the 2021 NOFO held on September 17th from 10:30-12noon via zoom. This training will be provided by DMA, MACCH’s NOFO consultant.
A second New Project Town Hall will be held on September 20th from 11-12:30 pm via Zoom. This second training is designed to highlight the NOFO process, what to expect during the annual competition and will be a great opportunity to ask questions.
Any organizations who are interested in applying for *NEW* HUD CoC Program funding in 2021 should plan to attend. MACCH strongly encourages organizations who are not current HUD CoC Program funding recipients to attend these trainings and to apply for HUD CoC funding.
Additionally, all organizations interested in applying for *NEW* project funding in 2021 must complete and submit the Intent to Submit by COB on September 24th, 2021. Please direct any questions regarding the Intent to Submit to Randy McCoy or Lisa Vukov prior to the submission deadline (9/24/2021) deadline. ​
HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Timeline 2021
2021 HUD NOFO Renewal Project Scorecard Racial Equity Questions Worksheet
2021 HUD NOFA Scorecard Renewal Projects changes
MACCH Intent to Submit NEW PROJECTS 2021
CoC NOFO Reallocation Procedure - 2021
MACCH CoC Appeals Policy Revised 2021
HUD ESNAPS Information 
2021 CoC NOFO Presentation for MACCH on 9-17-21
MACCH 2021 HUD NOFO New Project Training slides
​2021 HUD CoC NOFO Overview Training

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released the FY 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). MACCH is currently reviewing the NOFO and will be in communication with our partners regarding next-steps and the process we will follow locally for the 2021 competition.
For all current HUD CoC Program grantees and perspective grantees, please take the time over the next few days to read the NOFO. It is imperative that all applicants for funding, new or renewals, are aware of the contents of the NOFO. MACCH will also be communicating directly with our current CoC Program grantees regarding documents needed to begin scoring renewal grants by the end of this week, so please be on the lookout for future emails.
If you have any questions regarding this annual process, please reach out to Lisa Vukov and Randy McCoy, directly via email.

The Omaha – MACCH Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will begin taking online applications April 5, 2021. This assistance program is only for those individuals who are currently renting with a signed, current lease or rental agreement. These ERAP funds are not available to provide move in assistance such as security deposit. The applicant must be currently residing in the rental unit for which they are requesting assistance. Initially, application will only be accepted online. You’re able to assist any tenant or renter, including your current clients, complete the online application and upload verification documents. Housing problem solving flexible funds are still available to help those who don’t qualify for the Omaha – MACCH ERAP
Additional FAQs, overview, and instructional videos can be found at

If you are experiencing a housing crisis or housing instability, our Housing Problem Solving program may be able to help you. 
Please review the flyers in English and Spanish for more information

The Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH, pronounced "match") is the Omaha metro area's only Collective Impact homeless services organization. It remains our community's chief collaborative voice regarding the preventing and ending of homelessness.
Rent and Utility Assistance Resources
Check out our MACCH Connect page to find help with rent and utilities. 

If you have received an eviction notice and your income has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic please reach out to Nebraska Legal Aid immediately.  Please attend all scheduled court hearings.  The Tenant Assistance Project also has volunteer lawyers available at the courthouse to assist renters facing eviction.

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