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MACCH was born out of the collective voice of more than 100 homeless service advocates in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. 

The journey began in 1996 with the Omaha Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (OACCH). The program, based on HUD's Continuum of Care model, competed for and won more than $10 million in HUD funding for local agencies over the course of 10 years.

In 2006, metro area leaders decided more could be done to address homelessness. More collaboration was needed. Thus, OACCH transformed into an independent 501(c)3 and became MACCH.

In 2007, a report titled "Homelessness in the Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro Area: Assessment of Current Needs/Services and Options for Action" was commissioned and published. This document, known commonly as The Wilder Report, was pivotal in proposing strategies that became essential to MACCH's existence and success. 

MACCH's main objective is to unite the efforts of shelter, housing, supportive services, and faith-based organizations that serve homeless and near-homeless individuals and families in Douglas, Pottawattamie, and Sarpy Counties. In the decade-plus since MACCH's incorporation, the organization has competitively procured nearly $45 million in HUD Continuum of Care funding on behalf of nearly 20 local homeless assistance projects.

Today, diverse organizations, service providers, advocates, and governmental representatives participate in MACCH. And MACCH continues to grow and experience success. 

Housed at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC) of the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO), MACCH's community presence and public engagement is stronger and more effective than ever. 

Annual Reports

2016 MACCH Annual Report

2015 MACCH Annual Report

2014 MACCH Annual Report

MACCH Governance
Independently incorporated in 2006, MACCH established bylaws for purpose of nonprofit governance. Revised in 2019, the MACCH Bylaws continue to provide the foundation of the agency's operations. MACCH also amended their Governance Charter in 2017, in accordance with HUD regulations related to establishing and operating a Continuum of Care. 
Interested in learning more?
MACCH Board of Directors

President: Anne Herman, UNO/Ava Insights
Treasurer: Adam Krause, Tenaska, Inc.
Secretary: Shamala Nadason, Heartland Family Services

Wayne Brown, Urban League of Nebraska Inc. 
Jaymes Sime, Child Saving Institute
Melissa Neuenfeldt, CHI Mercy Hospital  
Tamara Dwyer, City of Omaha 
Cory Woodward, Council Bluffs Police Department
Krystal Rider, Do Space
Anne Hindery, Nonprofit Association of the Midlands  
Kalisha Reed, Youth Emergency Services 
Brandy Wallar, New Visions Homeless Services
Jannette Taylor, Women's Center for Advancement
Dave Pantos, 
Carolina Padilla, Intercultural Senior Center 

Lisa Vukov
Director of Programs and Compliance
Jason Feldhaus
Executive Director
Heather Tomczak
Director of Operations
Taylor Novak
Program Assistant

Cynthia Holaday
Coordinated Entry (CE) Liaison

Nohemi Aceves
Housing Problem Solving (HPS) Liaison