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  • 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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Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program 
Event: IHDA's EMA Training - Housing Partners & Realtors
Event address for attendees:
Date and time: Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:30 am
Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 1 hour
Please join us to learn about IHDA's Emergency Mortgage Assistance for Illinois households impacted by COVID-19. The desired outcome of this webinar is an understanding of how the program works, how folks will apply and be selected to receive grants, and your impact in the process.
Event number: 133 206 9938
Event password: EMAPartners
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Resident Conference is one week away REGISTER TODAY !

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.



How Residents can/should get involved! 

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 the next session:

September 3, 2020 @ 1:00p - Resident Leader Discussion: Your Voice, Your Vote, and the Illinois Fair Tax Amendment 
If you have missed any of the events they will be posted on our website at / Advocacy
If you have any questions, please contact Merridith Montgomery at

SHPA is pleased to offer this exciting opportunity
to participate in a

                                                                           Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

What Is Racial Healing?
Racial healing recognizes the need to acknowledge and tell the truth about past wrongs created by individual and systemic racism and address the present consequences. We believe it is essential that before transforming systems and structures we must first transform ourselves.

What Is A Racial Healing Circle?
A Racial Healing Circle is a two-hour session led by trained racial healing  practitioners consisting of both group interactions and smaller, more intimate conversations between two partners called dyads. The experience relies on intentional listening and opening your heart space to unearth truths and conscious and unconscious biases. Participating in racial healing circles can also raise awareness, consciousness, compassion, and empathy among those who participate. Racial healing practitioners are trained to ensure that the circles are confidential and safe spaces for participants to have truthful conversations with one another.

At this time all TRHT racial healing circles are virtual via the Zoom platform. Participants come together for a two-hour circle. Each circle consists of both group interactions and smaller, more intimate conversations between two partners. The circles are led by two TRHT trained racial healing practitioners.

SHPA is excited to offer 2 opportunities for participation;


Thursday, September 10 & Thursday September 17
1:00p - 3:00p

(Space is limited to SHPA members and 14 participants per circle.)
For more information about Racial Health Circles please CLICK HERE  

Dear Stakeholders,
We know there is still a lot of uncertainty right now given the COVID-19 pandemic, and we hope you and your family have been safe and healthy throughout these difficult times. 
IDHS is here for you. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, IDHS took swift, responsible, life-saving measures. Our team has been vigilant to ensure the safety of staff, partner organizations, and those we serve.
To keep track of the many extraordinary measures we’ve taken during the pandemic, I asked IDHS leadership to begin to catalogue the extraordinary work of our staff and partners across the state. We’d like to share a recap document that reflects some of this work with you.
Even as the crisis continues, it is crucial we take time to reflect on IDHS’ response to the pandemic, as we continue to plan for the future. I hope we can all use this information to spark new ideas and draw lessons that will help us reinvent and restore the human services system in Illinois. 
Click Here to View the Full Recap
Grace B. Hou
Secretary, IDHS

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding Fiscal Year 2021 Provider Assessment 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 Monthly Occupied Bed Provider Assessment. You may view the new notice from the following link:

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:       

                                             SOAR WORKSSAMHSA
                                                    August 2020 SAMHSA SOAR E-Newsletter
                                                   SOARing Over Lunch: Monthly Calls to Enhance Your SOAR Knowledge

                               Tuesday, August 18, 2020
                             1:00 p.m. ET  

                               Add SOARing Over Lunch to Your Outlook Calendar

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:



CAFHA, along with Housing Choice Partners, developed fair housing resources for housing providers:

 - Fair Housing Fact Sheet - Cook County Housing Providers (English)
- Fair Housing Fact Sheet - Cook County Housing Providers (Polish)
- Fair Housing Fact Sheet - Cook County Housing Providers (Spanish)


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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