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.
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 almost $35 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.
Independently incorporated in 2006, MACCH established bylaws for purpose of nonprofit governance. Revised in 2016, the MACCH Bylaws continue to provide the foundation of the agency's operations. MACCH also amended their Governance Charter in 2016, in accordance with HUD regulations related to establishing and operating a Continuum of Care.