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2019 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting 

NOVEMBER 6th & 7th
Location, TBD

Watch this space for more details !!!

(see details below)
Supportive Housing Providers Association and
Housing Action Illinois

The seeds of change are found in everyday experience. The stories of people who live in supportive housing can shed light on important issues, such as what it is like to experience homelessness or live with mental illness or a disability.

SHPA and Housing Action Illinois are partnering to help residents of permanent supportive housing explore how they can tell their stories to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

All workshop participants will have the chance to share their stories for publication online or in a print magazine.

limited space still available !!


August 22, 2019
Catholic Charities

2601 W Marquette Rd 
Chicago, Illinois

Each workshop will be four hours long (10:00a - 2:00p)
(lunch will be provided)

for more information contact:
Aaron Eldridge Sr. at
Jennifer M. Orban at

The "Storytelling for Change Workshops" are supported by the
Illinois Charitable Trust
New Funding Available for the Creation of Community-Based Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Development Program
Technical Assistance Sessions
As announced, the Illinois Housing Development Authority is now accepting applications under the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Development Program to fund developments serving special needs populations and persons with disabilities, including residents who are transitioning out of nursing homes and into community living. We encourage all eligible sponsors to apply for this opportunity. Applications are due to IHDA on October 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Technical Assistance workshops for this request for applications are as follows:
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – Chicago
IHDA Conference Rooms - Glass House 1 & 2
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60601
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – Springfield
Lincoln Library – Multipurpose Room, 2nd floor
326 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62757
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - Marion
State of Illinois Building – Main Conference Room
2309 W. Main St.
Marion, IL 62959
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Friday, August 23, 2019 – Rockford
Rockford Public Library
Nordlof Center – Multipurpose Room
118 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

You must register in advance to attend one of these sessions. To register, please email us at with the names of the people from your company, their contact information and the session they will attend. Please note that you may be required to present a government issued ID (e.g. Driver’s License, State ID, etc.) at your session for check-in.
You may find the PSH Request for Application on IHDA's Developer Resource Center. Please direct any questions about the RFA or the technical assistance sessions to
2 New Housing Resources - FUP & Mainstream Vouchers
If you have contact with ant of the following Housing Authorities or their leadership, please verify that they are applying for the "Foster Youth" (FUP) Vouchers described below as well as the Mainstream Vouchers. 

If the public housing authorities do not apply, the vouchers will not come to the state.

Please calls them now:

Jefferson County
Rock Island County

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact John Egan (DCFS) at
News from Springfield:

Mike Thomson, Michael Weir, and Aaron Chambers of ThomsonWeir, LLC have since 2012 provided SHPA with government affairs and strategic communications services. They advocate for our interests and regularly share important information for our members. 

HFS / DHS Info:

New HFS Designated Automated Phone Option to Request Temporary Medicaid Card
This information was posted on the HelpHub a few weeks ago and we want to make sure that it gets to all provider, health, and social service organizations. This is the best and fastest way to receive temporary Medicaid coverage on a delayed application. Temporary Medicaid covers all covered medical services (except long term care services) and the card will be active until the full application is acted on. More information on Temporary Medical Cards can be found here:

If you have any questions or problems with patients or clients obtaining a temporary Medicaid card, please contact me or Carrie Chapman at
Federal Updates: 
FY 2019 CoC Program Competition Update: Revision to the FY 2019 CoC Application Detailed Instructions, Required Attachments for 1E–Local CoC Competition Section

HUD revised the FY 2019 CoC Application Detailed Instructions based on questions submitted regarding documented evidence submission requirements.

HUD will evaluate responses to questions 1E-2 (Project Review and Ranking—Objective Criteria), 1E-3 (Project Review and Ranking—Severity of Needs and Vulnerabilities), and 1E-4 (Public Postings—CoC Consolidated Application) of the CoC Application based on evidence posted to the 4B. Attachment screen, especially the attachment for question 1E-4.
Section VII.B.1. of the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) assigns the following points for 1E–Local CoC Competition questions:
  • 18 points for Objective Criteria and Past Performance
  • 4 points for Severity of Needs
  • 3 points for Ranking Process
  • 4 points for Reallocation (which is not being addressed in this listserv)
Question 1E-1 requires applicants to submit the following four attachments on the 4B. Attachments screen:
  • 1E-1. Public Posting–Local Competition Announcement that provided point values (e.g., the scoring tool indicating how points are awarded) or other ranking criteria the CoC would use to review and rank projects. HUD is clarifying that this evidence is not the same as the evidence required in question 1E-4. This evidence demonstrates the CoC informed applicants in advance how the CoC would evaluate project applications, whereas question 1E-4 requires applicants to provide actual final scores that the CoC publicly posted.
  • 1E-1. Public Posting–30-Day Local Competition Deadline
  • 1E-1. Public Posting–15-Day Notification Outside e-snaps–Projects Accepted
  • 1E-1. Public Posting–15-Day Notification Outside e-snaps–Projects Rejected or Reduced
For question 1E-4, applicants must combine the following evidence into one attachment and upload it on the 4B. Attachments screen:
  • Evidence demonstrating the objective review and ranking process, including final score forms used in the local competition that lists points awarded during review and rank process and final project scores. HUD will use this attachment when evaluating question 1E-2.
  • Evidence demonstrating public posting of the final version of the completed CoC Consolidated Application, including the CoC Application with attachments, CoC Priority Listing with reallocation forms, and a list of all project applications the CoC accepted and ranked or rejected. (HUD does not expect applicants to include individual project applications with submitted evidence.)

Submission Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM EDT  __________________________________________________________

$40 Million in HUD-VASH Available to Support Approximately 5,000 New Vouchers
Notice PIH 2019-15 (HA) announces the availability of $40 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) that will support approximately 5,000 new vouchers. These vouchers are administered in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and enable homeless veterans and their families to access affordable housing and supportive services.
The HUD-VASH program combines HUD Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by local VA Medical Centers (VAMCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), or other entities as designated by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA medical facility refers all eligible HUD-VASH families to the partnering Public Housing Agency (PHA).
Registrations of Interest must be submitted electronically to no later than midnight in the time zone of the PHA on August 19, 2019. See Section 7 of the notice for all Registration of Interest Requirements.
Visit the HUD Exchange at
Partner Updates & Events:

Sarah's Circle - "Breaking Ground"
Sarah's Circle breaking ground on a new building that will provide 38 apartments for women who are homeless and an improved 50 bed Interim Housing Program. click here for more details

Illinois Partners for Human Services - Announces New Executive Director!
For details about this exciting announcement, see our press release.

Save the Date: Stand Down-DECATUR - Click here for more info

Program Inspiration from other Communities: Springfield nonprofit looks to Peoria program for inspiration on reducing homelessness

LaCasa Norte - search for an Executive Director, position profile linked here. Executive Director profile
LaCasa Norte Gala - Save the Date

Walk to End Hunger Saturday, September 7th For The Flyer Click Here
US Interagency Council on Homelessness 
Tune In as We Talk About the Important Role of Housing First
In this new episode of Exploring Home, Together, Regional Coordinator Helene Schneider discusses strategies for assisting people to swiftly move into permanent housing.
Listen Here
Shared Terms and Approaches for Prevention, Diversion, Rapid Exit
In this guide, we clarify the definitions for "prevention," "diversion," and "rapid exit."
This document offers problem-solving approaches that should be implemented within these activities.
Read More
HUD-DOJ Program to Support Trafficked Victims' Housing Needs
Policy and Program Analyst Rexanah Wyse guides readers through different elements of a new $14.5 million NOFA for organizations addressing the housing needs of sex and labor trafficking victims.
Read More
Here's a HUD-funded Source of Housing Communities Can Tap Into
Naomi Sweitzer of the Technical Assistance Collaborative explains how Continuums of Care can expand options for affordable housing by partnering with HUD Multifamily Housing developments.
Read More
Community in Missouri Celebrates An End to Veteran Homelessness!
Congratulations to our partners in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, for effectively ending Veteran homelessness!
SNAPS In Focus: Moving On Strategies to Support Stable Transitions from Permanent Supportive Housing

A Moving On strategy should support choice. Some PSH participants may want to live in a different neighborhood, move closer to family and friends, or seek housing in an area that is more convenient for work or educational opportunities. Alternatively, participants who live in a tenant-based PSH may wish to transition-in-place, using a Housing Choice Voucher or other tenant-based assistance to provide a housing subsidy. Both options allow participants to maintain stable housing without receiving intensive services.


Want to get more involved with SHPA?
One of the best ways to stay in the know with all things SHPA and permanent supportive housing is to join our standing committees. All committees meet by phone so that members from all over the state are able to join.
Visit our website for committee descriptions:

SHPA Committee Meetings Scheduled:
Legislative Committee - Second Thursday of the Month @ 9:00a
Resident Committee - Fourth Wednesday of the Month @ 4:00p
Governance Committee - Fourth Tuesday of the Month @ 2:00p
Standards & Best Practices Committee - Fourth Monday of the Month @ 10:00a

(schedules subject to change as determined by committee chairs)

For more information on how to participate please contact SHPA staff at
(217) 321-2476
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