JULY 2022


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 Director of Policy & Advocacy

SHPA is seeking resumes of qualified applicants to fill the position of Director of Policy & Advocacy.  This position will be responsible for overseeing the advancement of SHPA's Legislative & Policy Priorities, Research and Data Analysis, Legislator & Stakeholder Engagement, Marketing & Communications, Material Development, and other General Operating duties.  Interested parties should submit their resume or submit questions to David Esposito, Executive Director at 

Mission Statement:
To strengthen the supportive housing sector so that people have access to affordable housing and can survive and thrive in their community with services individually tailored to their needs.
Vision Statement:
We equip our members, including people with lived experience, with research-based practices for the effective use of existing resources and advocacy programs to increase the resources required to build and sustain the full range of supportive housing options.

SHPA is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a work force that represents the communities we serve, therefore, we encourage qualified applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, and/or military
service to apply.  

"If It is Not Documented, It Didn't Happen"
Are you a Supportive Housing Provider or an IDHS Supportive Housing Grantee and need a refresher or maybe you have new staff that needs training on documenting services and using the IDHS Homeless Services Reporting portal?  SHPA is here for you!!

Contact either David Esposito at, Susan Day at or Joseph Winford at to schedule a one-on-one agency training.  This training is FREE to SHPA members and IDHS Supportive Housing grantees.  

You can also register for the next virtual group training scheduled;

July 28, 2022
1:00p - 3:00p 

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Pritzker Administration Provides Nearly $75 million for Affordable Housing Development

COVID-19 Affordable Housing Grant Program Will Support the Creation of More Than 1,000 Units for Families, Seniors, and Individuals with Disabilities
CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board announced conditional awards using $75 million in federal funds to provide vital gap financing and complete underwriting for affordable housing developments that may have otherwise not been built due to financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded through the COVID-19 Affordable Housing Grant Program (CAHGP), IHDA is providing grants to 19 affordable developments across Illinois that will create or preserve 1,023 units of affordable housing. The program is the state’s latest effort to ensure the construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing continues to move forward during a time of unprecedented need among low- and moderate-income households.
“Doubling down on supply is a key component of bringing affordable housing to everyone, and I’m proud of this $75 million investment that will build more than 1,000 new units for residents across Illinois,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “This funding will help close the gap between construction and completion for more than a dozen new developments, which will in turn serve as the home base for Illinois families to build their lives.”
The COVID-19 pandemic created new and serious challenges in the creation and preservation of affordable housing as supply chain disruptions, workforce shortages and rising prices of construction-related materials caused delays and increased development costs. This market instability put additional strain on traditional funding resources available to fill underwriting gaps, and many affordable housing developments were suddenly no longer economically feasible.
“The COVID-19 Affordable Housing Grant Program is creating hundreds of new, safe affordable housing opportunities that may have otherwise never happened without the help of Governor Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly,” said IHDA Executive Director Kristin Faust. “These developments will help address the need for affordable housing in communities throughout Illinois, and we look forward to continuing this work that furthers the state’s recovery.”
To address the shortfalls, the Illinois General Assembly appropriated $75 million to the COVID-19 Affordable Housing Grant Program (P.A. 102-0175) administered by IHDA in 2021. This grant program was designed to provide vital funding for housing developments that have been awarded federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to overcome increased costs related to the pandemic.

Illinois Department of Human Services,
& Other State Agency Program News

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding Changes in Billing Policy for Integrated Assessment and Treatment Planning (IATP), Community Support, and Crisis Stabilization Services. You may view the new Notice from the following link: Provider Notices | HFS (

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding New Agreements, Address Updates, and Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) Screen Changes. You may view the new Notice at the following link: Provider Notices | HFS (

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding       Group Care Credit and Additional Clarifications during the Public Health Emergency. You may view the new Notice from the following links:

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Public Notice regarding Home and Community-Based Services Updates to Heightened Scrutiny Locations. You may view the new Notice from the following link:

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is taking steps to prepare for the end of the Federal Covid-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). When the PHE ends, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will end its continuous coverage provision. This provision has allowed HFS to keep Medicaid customers insured without confirming all eligibility requirements. As a result of this continuous eligibility, Medicaid customers have not been asked to update their information for two years. That new information is now critical for their continued coverage. 
Read more here: 
SHPA is calling on all it's members to participate in this information campaign and to assist their clients in ensuring that their information is updated as needed. 
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness: - News
National Low-Income Housing Coalition:
National Alliance to End Homelessness:

HUD Exchange:
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Round IX and 
2023 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) 
Tentative Schedules

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is pleased to announce tentative dates for 2023 9% Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Round IX and application rounds. Please find the key dates below.

2023 9% LIHTC Round Events
2023 9% LIHTC Round Events Date
PPA Deadline for 2023 LIHTC Applications 10/20/2022
PPA Notification to Sponsors 12/13/2022
2023 Applications Due 2/16/2023
Clarification Period Notice / Responses Due 4/17/2023 - 4/21/2023
Recommendations to Board 6/16/2023

PSH Round IX Events
PSH Round IX Events Date
Publish Request for Applications 8/11/2022
Mandatory Concept Meetings 9/16/2022 - 10/22/2022
Mandatory Application Workshop 11/28/2022 - 12/2/2022
Applications Due 12/16/2022
Board Meeting 3/17/2023

Application documents are available on the IHDA website in the Developer Resource Center.

IHDA reserves the right to modify theses application deadlines. If you have any questions related to the timeframes or would like to schedule a concept meeting, please e-mail IHDA's Multifamily Financing team. 

Thank you again for your continued partnership in providing safe, decent, and affordable housing to the people of Illinois. 


Annual Reporting:

As of 06.30.22 the SOAR FY22 Fiscal Year has come  to and end. If you have not reported your SOAR application outcomes in OAT please do so now:

If you are not registered in OAT please register  here:

If you do not know what SOAR, interested in being SOAR trained, or other questions, please contact me David Esposito at 

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SSA’s    Emergency Messages
Emergency Messages

Instruction ID Effective
EM-22034 06/14/2022 Resumption Instructions for cases held under EM-21079 Temporary Hold on N20 (Failure to Provide Information) Suspensions—One–Time Only Instructions
EM-20004 REV 4 06/09/2022 New Instructions for the Processing of the Revised Form SSA-1696


A. Purpose
This emergency message (EM) informs you that effective June 13, 2022, field offices (FOs) may resume processing of Redeterminations (RZs) and SSI Only and Concurrent Medical Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) held while the agency deferred making determinations that a recipient was ineligible due to failure to provide information and using payment status (PSY) N20 to suspend payments.  This EM also provides processing instructions for the cases held during the N20 moratorium under the instructions in EM-21079 (now archived).
For cases in development that did not reach the point during the moratorium where it appeared a determination of ineligibility for failure to provide information was supported, follow the updated instructions in SI 02301.235



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