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HUD (Housing Urban Development) has changed the rules for the Emergency Shelter Grant Program. Attached below is the City of Rockford's proposal regarding these rules and funds.

Substantial Amendment to Consolidated Plan

Human Services

The Human Services Department is the designated public Community Action Agency for Winnebago and Boone Counties. Community Action Agencies exist to break the cycle of generational poverty and to mitigate the immediate affects of poverty on individuals, families and neighborhoods.


"We are the Community Action Agency serving Boone and Winnebago

Counties, Engaging All Citizens In Building Stronger Communities"


As a Community Action Agency, the Human Services Department provides services to individuals, families and neighborhoods in Rockford as well as in greater Winnebago and Boone Counties. This is accomplished by addressing systemic, community and individual factors. Key strategies include provision of direct services, partnering, collaborations and advocacy. Services are administered under two Divisions with input from a Community Action Board and the Head Start Policy Council.
  • Community & Neighborhood Programs including Community Health & Prevention, Housing Programs, Community Action Programs (LIHEAP, emergency assistance),Weatherization, and Human Trafficking Grant administration (grant application

    LIHEAP Information

  • Head Start including Early Head Start services for children prenatal to age three years old and their families, and services for children age three to five years old and their families.
  • Director:
  • George Davis          

612 North Church Street, Rockford, IL 61103

(779) 348-7170

Fax: (815) 987-5762

E-mail: Human Services Department


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