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HACC Enrichment Foundation: Who We Are

In 2020, the Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) provided housing assistance programs and supports for over 4,000 individuals in the Champaign community. With an impact as large as ours, we recognize the need for additional services and supports to help our clients reach their highest potential beyond the need for stable housing. In 2019, HACC established the Housing Authority of Champaign County Enrichment Foundation 501 (c)(3). The Enrichment foundation’s mission is to grow career and economic opportunities for the clients we serve and provide educational enrichment opportunities for youth on our various housing programs. The HACC Enrichment Foundation is committed to excellence in its mission to provide support services, educational scholarships, and enrichment opportunities to clients of the Housing Authority of Champaign County.

Scholarship Opportunities : How We Help!

The HACC Enrichment Foundation has ongoing opportunities for scholarship assistance. Assistance is available to children and adults on our MTW Voucher Program:

    1. Youth Enrichment Scholarship: Up to $500.00
    2. Adult Education Scholarship: Up to $1,000
    3. Annual Highschool Senior Scholarship: Up to $2,500 (announced in June of 2020).

Scholarship assistance will be available while funding lasts. For Questions about our EnrichmentFoundation Scholarship please contact: jamesz@hacc.net




Event & Activities: What we Do

HACC Enrichment Foundation hosted several events in 2020 to help participants at HACC.  Some of these events included a drive-thru care package giveaway where 50 care packages were provided to HACC residents, census assistance at the HACC senior buildings where residents were assisted in filling out their census and 25 residents in each building were provided care packages, a turkey giveaway for the Thanksgiving holiday where 40 donated turkeys were given to HACC households, and the Adopt a Family program where seven families in need were provided gifts or funds to be able to provide their children gifts for the holiday season.

Additionally, the HACC Enrichment Foundation awarded $4000.00 in scholarships in 2020 to eligible youth and adults who are HACC participants pursuing higher education or vocational programs.

The 2nd Chance Eviction Prevention Program

HACC Enrichment Foundation established the 2nd Chance Eviction Prevention Program in 2020. The 2nd Chance Eviction Prevention Program was created to provide funds to eligible HACC participants who were laid off, lost employment, experienced a reduction in work hours, lost childcare, or any other COVID-related issue that resulted in the inability to make rent payments. During these unprecedented times, HACC has remained committed to preventing homelessness and giving our clients a 2nd chance. The HACC Enrichment Foundation has raised over $50,000.00 for this program from the generous support of donors and community organizations.