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  • Your household income before March 1, 2020 was less than the maximum allowed for your area. Find “Income Lookup” button below.
  • You or an adult member of your household has had a loss of income due to COVID-19
  • You have an unpaid rent balance that began sometime after March 1, 2020
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 After 2 years with SHPA Jennifer Orban, Illinois Coordinator for the Central and Southern Region has decided to leave SHPA and take a position where she can utilize her skills and experience to expand Supportive Housing for an agency in Central Illinois. Jennifer's Committment, Dedication, and Passion for helping others and her work with the Central & Southern region providers and Continua of Care will sorely be missed.  

Please join me in wishing her nothing but great success & happiness in her new endeavor!  

          (watch for a job announcement in the coming weeks)
SHPA 2020 Resident Conference is virtual this year.
Residents will join us on Facebook Live. 

SHPA is modifying our Resident Scholarship program to help residents with equipment and data to participate (some restrictions apply).
Please contact Aaron Eldridge at 217-321-2476 x1 for more details.

Details on how to register below:

SHPA is partnering with Vote Yes! For Fair Tax to bring Supportive Housing Providers, Residents and Supporters virtual education opportunities about the Illinois’ Fair Tax Amendment. 
This amendment will be on the November 3, 2020 ballot. 

Join Us for one of the following sessions:

(click the link that best describes your provider role)

August 13, 2020 @ 1:00p - Provider Case Managers: Case Management, Civic Engagement, and the Illinois Fair Tax Amendment

September 3, 2020 @ 1:00p - Resident Leader Discussion: Your Voice, Your Vote, and the Illinois Fair Tax Amendment 

If you have any questions, please contact Merridith Montgomery at

The passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized the creation of stimulus checks for individuals and families under certain income thresholds. Most Illinoisans are eligible for these stimulus checks, though many did not receive them, leaving millions of dollars unclaimed. Join IDHS in helping Illinois families today!
Stimulus check eligibility is as follows:
  • $1,200 for single taxpayers with incomes of $75,000 or less.
  • $2,400 for married couples filing jointly with incomes of $150,000 or less.
  • Plus $500 for each qualifying child (under the age of 17)
  • $1,200 for head of household taxpayers with incomes of $112,500 or less.
  • Plus $500 for each qualifying child (under the age of 17)
  • Those with higher incomes may qualify for smaller stimulus payments as well., a website created by the Get My Payment IL Coalition, is available to answer any and all stimulus payment questions and provides a step-by-step process to follow in order to receive a stimulus check – whether or not an individual has filed 2018 and 2019 tax returns, whether or not an individual has a bank account, or whether an individual receives Social Security, veterans, SSI, or Railroad Retirement benefits – GetMyPaymentIL can help!
Eligible individuals have until October 15, 2020, to complete any necessary paperwork to process their stimulus payment. If the paperwork is not or cannot be submitted by that date, there is still a process for receiving stimulus checks after filing a 2020 tax return next year.
IDHS encourages you to use GetMyPaymentIL – share the website with your colleagues, with the individuals you serve and support, and with the organizations with whom you work. These stimulus checks can go a long way for Illinoisans across our state.
Also, be on the lookout, IDHS will be sharing the GetMyPaymentIL information via our local offices, either in person or virtually, as they connect Illinoisans with their benefit needs. And, as always, we appreciate your partnership through these trying times.
 Grace B. Hou 
Secretary, IDHS 

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding Williams Consent Decree - Front Door Diversion Program. You may view the new notice from the following link:

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding LTC Daily Transaction Report Download through the Medical Electronic Data Interchange (MEDI) System. You may view the new notice from the following link:

In order to better understand and support the needs of homeless shelters in IL during the time of COVID, the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) is asking for your input.

The survey will help us to better plan and allocate resources to serve your needs, with focus on testing for COVID. The survey is expected to take ~15 mins, focused on understanding your shelter’s current status. We will follow up monthly with a shorter survey to check updates and progress.

We request your response by Sunday, August 16th, 2020Link to survey.
Timely answers will be critical in ensuring we can develop the right plan to address your needs.

Please reach out to Tomi Akinfe with any questions or concerns:

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.  

Illinois e-News Release  

  Federal Partners & Updates:       


Keep Pushing Congress to Provide Housing Stability in Next Coronavirus Relief Package!

Your advocacy over the last several months is having a tremendous impact. Thanks to your hard work, there is growing bipartisan support for robust resources and protections for low-income renters and people experiencing homelessness in the next coronavirus relief package.

It is critical that advocates keep up the pressure on their Senators and Representatives. Congress may reach a deal soon, and a tsunami of evictions is coming if Congress fails to act.
The moment is now – Keep
contacting your members of Congress!


Take Action

  • Contact your senators and representatives again today: Demand that Congress pass the essential housing and homelessness provisions of the HEROES Act. Find the phone numbers of your members of Congress here or send an email!
  • Use NLIHC’s Advocacy Toolkit to urge Congress to take immediate action to ensure housing stability.
  • Call out the need for #RentReliefNow on social media, using our sample social media posts and images. Tag your member of Congress and demand action!
  • Publish op-eds and letters to the editor in your local papers using NLIHC’s media toolkit here.

Other Forms & templates you can use:

Housing Opportunities:



Individual Funding Available:
  • LGBTQ+ Individuals living in Champaign, Tazwell, and Peoria Counties Acordn Equality Fund and Equality Illinois are offering a grant opportunity click here for more information. 


Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless - Affordable Housing with Supportive Services 24 Counties
  • Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless
    • Case Manager:   Responsible for providing direct services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The position is full-time with benefits. For more information please contact Camille at


PrEP Outside the Box: Cisgender Women and Rural Populations

Ending the HIV Epidemic in Illinois in the COVID-19 era – how are we doing it?

While 2020 has thrown us unimaginable challenges, the work of Getting to Zero Illinois (GTZ-IL) continues. Register for part one of our webinar series, happening on Wednesday, August 19 from noon-1p, to learn why increasing PrEP uptake among cisgender women and rural populations is vital to ending the epidemic, and how GTZ-IL is working to make that a reality in Illinois.

If you are interested in joining us please register at the following link:

Continuum of Care News:

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 - Third 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@11:30a

(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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