Are you a Supportive Housing or Homeless Service Providers
in the Rockford and Surrounding Area

and know of a client who would be interested in telling their story and being part of the
Storytelling For Change Workshop 
There is still time to register!
(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.

Because of this, SHPA and Housing Action Illinois are partnering to bring a series of five free storytelling workshops throughout Illinois in the coming year. We want 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.

Next Up:
Rockford (Katie's Cup) – July 18


Coming Soon:
Hillside (Suburban Cook County) – August 8
Chicago (Catholic Charities) – August 22

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

Registration is open for ALL LOCATIONS and is limited to 30 participants per workshop so don't wait REGISTER NOW !! 



More information contact:
Aaron Eldridge Sr. at
Jennifer M. Orban at

The "Storytelling for Change Workshops" are supported by the
Illinois Charitable Trust
AUGUST 13TH & 14TH 2019
This year SHPA will be holding its statewide two-day Residents Conference in Springfield. What better place to come together and discuss Resident topics related to Permanent Supportive Housing and learn the process and importance of advocacy than at our
State Capitol!!

Residents will come together the afternoon Tuesday, August 13th for a fun and exciting activity, learn about the legislative process and have an opportunity to network at a meet & greet dinner. The Conference will continue on Wednesday morning, August 14th at The State House Inn for more education workshops, lunch, and updates from SHPA
Residents may also register by visiting our website at
Staff accompanying the residents and attending the conference will need to make their own lodging reservations by contacting The State House Inn at (217) 528-5100. Discounted rate is available through July 31, 2019 under the "Supportive Housing Providers" rooming block. 
For more information please contact Aaron Edridge at or via phone at (217) 321-2476 x1
IDHS News:

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is leading the 2020 Census efforts in Illinois. IDHS will administer a statewide Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to issue grants to community providers and local governments to encourage full participation in the 2020 Census.

IDHS will soon post the NOFO release date, please visit our 2020 Census website to stay informed. 

To learn about Pre-Award Eligibility Requirements and helpful information about how to apply for the NOFO, please visit our 2020 Census website.

Federal Updates: 

The FY 2019 CoC Program Competition is Now Open
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Additional resources are available on the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange.

The CoC Application, CoC Priority Listing, and Project Applications will be available the week of July 8, 2019 in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants and project applicants will be able to access the applications to review, update, and enter information that is required for the application process. 

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

Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking NOFA (FR-6300-N-45) 
On July 2, 2019, HUD released the Specialized Housing and Services for Victims of Human Trafficking Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to
Through the funds available under this NOFA, HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office for Victims of Crimes (OVC) are promoting collaboration between Continuums of Care (CoCs) funded by HUD and organizations funded by DOJ to address the housing and service needs of victims of human trafficking. This NOFA promotes trauma-informed, victim-centered services, including in tribal areas. Organizations awarded funds through this NOFA are expected to work with other organizations within the CoC’s geographic area to train service providers on how to identify victims of human trafficking and connect these victims to appropriate housing. SNAPS and OVC plan to identify best practices for addressing this population that may assist in framing future funding opportunities for victims of human trafficking.
Program Application: SNAPS, in conjunction with OVC, announces the availability of up to $13,500,000 for grants to eligible organizations to implement and provide housing and trauma-informed, victim-centered services to victims of human trafficking. HUD expects to select 20 applications for the program funds.

Program Application Due Date: October 30, 2019 by 11:59:59 PM EDT
Partner Updates & Other News: 

Public Notice:
IHDA’s Draft 2020 – 2021
Qualified Allocation Plan and Public Comment Period

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is making available for public comment a draft of its 2020 – 2021 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP). Copies of the draft QAP are available in the QAP Documents section of the Developer Resource Center

All written comments should be directed to, or to the address below:

Attn: Multifamily Finance Department
Illinois Housing Development Authority
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60601

The 30-day public comment period begins Monday, July 1, 2019. All comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
A Public Hearing on the QAP will also be held at IHDA's offices (at the above address) on Friday, July 19. Due to security procedures in the building, you will need to pre-register. Please contact Kathy Terry no later than Tuesday, July 16 at to provide a list of attendees. All attendees will be required to show identification at the lobby level before being admitted into the building.

The Kennedy Forum is Hiring!
Attached is the position description associated with this. Please feel free to forward and post widely. Anyone who is interested in the position can email their resume and cover letter directly to me at

Shriver Center Job Posting - Government Relations Liaison  

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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