Strategic Plan 2014-2017

"The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County (the Alliance) strives to eliminate homelessness in suburban Cook County, Illinois. An extremely large geography with a complicated web of governments, suburban Cook County is home to over 2.5 million people across 573 square miles and includes approximately 130 municipalities and 30 township governments. Within this complex context, the Alliance’s role is to articulate the best possible system to address homelessness, address weaknesses in the present system, and marshal the resources necessary to move toward collaborative goals.

To assist with these efforts, the Alliance has created periodic plans to help strategically guide its work. Much has changed since the last plan was created, both within the federal policy and funding context and in terms of new learnings about what works best to end homelessness for different groups. The Alliance contracted with the Social IMPACT Research Center to facilitate a process throughout the latter half of 2013 to create an updated strategic plan to guide their work to end homelessness in the coming years. A Strategic Path Forward to Ending Homelessness is a culmination of this work."*

*Rynell, A., Terpstra, A., & Hill, J. (2014, July). A Strategic Plan Forward to End Homelessness: 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County. Chicago & Hillside, IL: Social IMPACT Research Center & Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County.