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Current Initiatives

10 Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

Originally unveiled in October 2008, MACCH's 10 Year Plan contains measurable and data-driven objectives that will guide our community in preventing and ending homelessness. Updated most recently in July 2014 
to ensure compliance with "Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan 
to Prevent and End Homelessness," MACCH's 10 Year Plan now 
contains the four overarching goals:

  • End veteran homelessness
  • End child, family, and youth homelessness
  • Set a path to reducing overall homelessness

The MACCH 10-Year Plan can be found in its entirety here:
"Opening Doors: MACCH 10-Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness"

​An overview of MACCH 10-Year Plan objectives and timeline can be found here:
MACCH 10-Year Plan Timeline and Objectives

Built for Zero

In support of its 10 Year Plan goals of ending chronic homelessness and veteran homelessness, MACCH was competitively selected as a participant in the national
Built for Zero Campaign. The campaign aims to create a "national tipping point to prove that success is possible, ultimately motivating all communities to end chronic and veteran homelessness." 

Standards of Administration of Assistance

MACCH updated our mandated, Continuum-wide Standards of Administration of Assistance .  These Standards are reviewed annually and updated according to CoC, ESG, NHAP, and Iowa SAF programming changes, best practices, and current initiatives.


MACCH's work and success is made possible by its task forces and work groups, each of which meets regularly and consists of key community stakeholders. MACCH's current initiative groups are as follows:

  • Performance Management Task Force 
  • Diversified Housing Task Force
  • Youth Task Force
  • Coordinated Entry System Steering Committee
  • Homeless Review Team (HRT)
  • Crisis Response Team (CRT)
  • Provider Council (advisory body to the MACCH Board)

For more information please see MACCH Task Forces and Initiative Groups

In addition to the initiative groups mentioned above, MACCH convenes a monthly General Membership Meeting for purpose of member agency discussions and review of current initiatives.  General Membership meetings occur monthly on the 2nd Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the UNO Community Engagement Center.


Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

MACCH annually serves as the Collaborative Applicant for purpose of HUD Continuum of Care funding. In this role, MACCH procures more than $4.8 million on behalf of nearly 20 local homeless assistance projects, thereby increasing permanent housing opportunities in our community. 

The FY 2021 HUD CoC Program competition is now open. Look for announcements under the news section of our home page and on social media. 
Below are some important documents for this years competition

2021 HUD CoC Program CoC-Approved Consolidated Application

2021 HUD CoC Program CoC-Approved Priority Listing

2021 HUD CoC Program Notice of Final Acceptance/Rejection & Final Ranking and Tiering

2021 HUD NOFA Scorecard Renewal Projects changes

2021 HUD NOFO Renewal Project Scorecard Racial Equity Questions Worksheet

​HUD Notice of Funding Opportunity NOFO Timeline 2021

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


All local agencies receiving homeless assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are mandated to utilize a shared, community-wide electronic database called the Homeless Management Information System, or HMIS. This federal mandate exists for all agency categories except victim service providers. That provider category is HMIS-exempt per the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and victim services providers therefore use a non-HMIS comparable database for purpose of reporting program outcomes. In 2016, MACCH is embarking on the first year of tracking system-wide performance data, as mandated by HUD. Information regarding HUD's system performance measures can be found here and by viewing the adjacent video.

Nebraska's selected HMIS vendor is Clarity of BitFocus, LLC. MACCH's lead HMIS agency, responsible for system oversight and administration, is the Institute for Community Alliances. Click here to submit an HMIS data request. 

HMIS allows MACCH to track and monitor overall number of consumers served, program outcomes, and permanent housing placement rates at both system and community levels. This allows MACCH to offer support, quality improvement, and technical assistance to local housing and homeless nonprofit service providers. This use of data is key to MACCH's ongoing objective of preventing and ending homelessness for all individuals and families. 

For national data and resources, please visit the National Homeless Information Project (NHIP)


System Performance Measures
The HUD System Performance Measures (SPM's) is an annual report (based on the federal fiscal year of Oct. 1 - Sept. 30) that analyzes community-wide outcomes and the performance of our entire coordinated system of care during the fiscal year. All projects that enter data into the HMIS are included in our CoC's SPM's, which are submitted to HUD annually and used to measure performance outcomes and determine federal funding allocations. Recent MACCH SPM data is as follows:

​2016 MACCH SPM Report

2017 MACCH SPM Report

2015 to 2018 MACCH SPM Dashboard
2018 MACCH SPM Report

2019 MACCH SPM Report

2020 MACCH SPM Report

Point in Time Count
The Point-In-Time (PIT) count is a single-night count of homeless persons in MACCH's geographical area (Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties). The PIT Count allows communities to gain a snapshot of local homelessness "on any given night". Required by the federal government, the PIT Count must be completed annually during the last 10 days of January. Recent MACCH PIT data is as follows:

2016 Point-In-Time Count Summary
2016 Point-In-Time Subpopulations Data
2016 Youth Point-In-Time Count
2016 Veteran Point-In-Time Count​

2017 Point-In-Time Count Summary
2017 Point-In-Time Subpopulations Data
2017 Youth Point-In-Time Count
2017 Veteran Point-In-Time Count

2018 Point-In-Time Count Summary
2018 Point-In-Time Subpopulations Data
2018 Youth Point-In-Time
2018 Veteran Point-In-Time

2019 Point-In-Time Analysis
2019 Point-In-Time Count Summary
2019 Point-In-Time Subpopulations Data
2019 Youth Point-In-Time
2019 Veteran Point-In-Time
2019 Point-In-Time Overview Graphic

2020 Point-In-Time Count Summary
2020 Point-In-Time Subpopulations Data
2020 Youth Point-In-Time
2020 Veteran Point-In-Time

Housing Inventory Chart
The Housing Inventory Chart (HIC) is an inventory of all beds dedicated to the homeless in MACCH's geographical area (Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties). The HIC allows MACCH to analyze local bed resources and identify service gaps based on homeless data procured through the Point-In-Time Count and annual service data. Recent MACCH HIC data is as follows:

2016 Housing Inventory Chart

2017 Housing Inventory Chart

2018 Housing Inventory Chart

2019 Housing Inventory Chart

2020 Housing Inventory Chart 

Task Forces and Work Groups
Federal Funding
*COVID-19 News and Information*
Check these websites for current information regarding COVID-19 and regular updates from HUD:
COVID-19 Infectious Disease Prevention & Response

Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs

Helpful National Resources for COVID-19

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness COVID-19 Resources:
Best practice examples developed by Seattle-King County, WA and Los Angeles, CA, as well as a collection of national resources.

National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Council COVID-19 Resources:
A collection of national, state, and local resources including the following HCH resources and updates:
COVID-19 and the HCH Community
The State of COVID-19 and Homeless Health Care
Coronavirus Resources for Homeless Service Providers

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Advice for the Public:
General COVID-19 advice to share with the public, including myth busters and advice for health workers.

CDC COVID-19 & Homeless Shelters Guidance:
CDC guidance for homeless shelters, including:
Interim Guidance for Homeless Shelters
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

GovTech A Resource Guide to Coronavirus for Government Leaders:
A collection of federal, state, and local guidance and responses to COVID-19.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) COVID-19:
Materials from a national call on Coronavirus and Homelessness/Housing, as well as a collection of national resources and state actions.

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) COVID-19:
Guidance from NAEH on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

National Coalition for the Homeless COVID-19 Resources:
Guidance from National Coalition for the Homeless on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) COVID-19 Resources:
Guidance from NNEDV on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

National League of Cities Resources for Local Leaders:
Guidance from National League of Cities on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) COVID-19 Resources:
Guidance from NCHE on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security:
Guidance from John Hopkins Center for Health Security on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) COVID-19 Resources:
Guidance from the VA on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

Homelessness & the Response to Emerging Infections Disease Outbreaks Lessons from SARS:
A study from the Journal of Urban Health.

National Governors Association Steps states have taken to address Coronavirus:
Search for updated coronavirus resources available by state.