Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center
1413 Leslie Dr
Bloomington, Illinois

(discounted lodging registration available through October 24)

Agenda At-A-Glance

Wednesday, November 6
  • Conversation with IDHS, Bureau of Homeless Services & Division of Mental Health
  •  Networking & Social Event 
Thursday, November 7
  • SHPA Annual Meeting
  • Legalizing Marijuana, "What You Need to Know" 
  • "Moving On" as a Culture in Illinois
  • Legalizing Marijuana - Next Steps!
  • The DEI Journey; An Introduction to the Process
  • Participatory Community Assessment (PCA) - Resident Session
  • "Getting to Zero - Illinois"
For Information & Registration CLICK HERE !

Session Highlight: Getting to Zero – Illinois
Getting to Zero Illinois is a state-wide initiative to end the HIV epidemic in the state by 2030. Through partnerships with community-based organizations, health care providers, government agencies, people living with HIV and others, we can dramatically shift HIV in Illinois. AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the Illinois and Chicago Departments of Public Health coordinate the Getting to Zero Illinois project. In May 2019, GTZ-IL released a 78-strategy plan, built over the course of two years with community input, that aims to increase PrEP use among those vulnerable to HIV, increase viral suppression in those living with HIV and end the HIV epidemic. This session will provide an overview of the initiative and how you can get involved to make a difference. 
SHPA is pleased to announce the
First Annual

David A. Harrison
“Good, Better, Best" Award

Don’t rest until your GOOD is BETTER and your better is your BEST!

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, October 18, 2019

News from Springfield:

Watch this space for the legislation watch: 


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. 

Veto Session: 
Illinois Senate session calendar - click here
Illinois House session calendar - click here


HFS / DHS Info:

Quarterly Service & September Financial Reports are DUE October 20:
We strongly encourage you to submit your financial reports earlier than the established deadline. The sooner you submit your reports the sooner payments can be processed. Late reports will result with your agency being placed on the stop pay list. This action will effect ALL state payments to your agency not just payments for these programs. 

If you are experiencing issues with getting reports in on-time please be sure to contact Bureau staff right away. If you are in need of technical assistance please contact either Aaron Eldridge at or Jennifer Orban at 
Federal/National News Updates:

HUD Exchange:
HUD Releases 2 New NOFA's for the Section 811 PRA and Supportive Housing Programs:

* FY 2019 Project Rental Assistance of Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities NOFA3 

Eligible Applicants: any housing agency currently allocating LIHTC under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 (IRC), any applicable participating jurisdiction allocating and overseeing assistance under the HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME), and/or a similar federal or state program are eligible to apply. An Eligible Applicant may also be a state, regional, or local housing agency or agencies; or a partnership or collaboration of state and local/regional housing agencies

The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program seeks to identify, stimulate, and support sustainable state approaches that will transform the provision of housing for persons with disabilities while providing access to appropriate supports and services. This NOFA will provide project-based rental assistance funding to housing agencies. These funds are available to be used as project-based rental assistance for housing units integrated within multifamily properties that are set-aside for extremely low-income persons with disabilities who are eligible for community-based long-term care services and supports provided under a State Medicaid Program or other comparable long-term services program. 

Closing Date: February 10, 2020  For additional information, view the Section 811 PRA NOFA

* FY 2019 Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Capital Advance) NOFA

Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

The Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program aims to expand the supply of integrated affordable housing by providing Capital Advance funding for the development of permanent supportive rental housing for very-low-income persons age 18 years or older. In addition to support for construction, Capital Advance awards provide operating subsidies in the form of a Project Rental Assistance Contract (“PRAC”) to maintain ongoing affordability over the next forty years. These much-needed units provide persons with disabilities the opportunity to live as independently as possible within the community in an integrated environment that provides access to appropriate and voluntary supportive services. Through this NOFA, HUD seeks to fund innovative Section 811 permanent supportive housing models that will be at the forefront of design, service delivery and efficient use of federal resources.

Closing Date: February 10, 2020  For additional information, view the Section 811 Capital Advance NOFA.

National Alliance to End Homelessness: click here
US Interagency Council on Homelessness: click here
National Low Income Housing Coalition: click here

     ACTION ALERT         

HUD proposes drastic changes to the existing rule that would make it virtually impossible for people in the Fair Housing Act’s “protected classes” to bring a charge of “disparate impact” against housing providers, governments, or large corporations. 

Disparate impact allows people to show that a housing policy or program has a discriminatory impact on them because of their race, sex, national origin, disability, or other protected characteristic – even if the policy or program appears on its face to apply to everyone equally.
HUD’s proposed rule would tip the scale in favor of housing providers, governments, and businesses that are accused of discrimination. It would shift all of the burden of proof to the victims of discrimination. 
Next Steps:
  • Submit individual and organizational comment letters using one of the template letters found HERE choose a template based on what resonates most with you personally or professionally - provided by CAFHA)
  • completed comments can then be submitted HERE, click the green box "Submit a formal comment," deadline is October 18th.
  • Pass this information along to your networks and encourage others to comment.
Please do your best to tailor your comment letter explaining how HUD’s proposed changes could affect your organization or the people you work with. HUD will ignore comments that too closely follow a template, so submissions should be as unique as possible. 
Partner Updates, Events & More: (* represents a new item)

*SAVE THE DATE! Illinois Affordable Housing Forum

March 2 - 3, 2020
Hyatt Regency Chicago

IHC will be presenting two days of networking, education and the latest ideas in affordable housing that attendees have come to expect. We hope that you will join us! 


Housing Action Illinois: Housing Matters! Conference: click here 
October 24-25th
Double Tree by Hilton
Bloomington, IL

* Job Posting: 
Advocacy Organizer 
Protect our Care Illinois: is seeking applications for the following positions:
(click the job title the job title for a link to the description)
Coalition Manager 
Senior Project Manager, Criminal Justice
Legal Research & Policy Attorney
* Connections for the Homeless; Women's Shelter Coming/ and more: click here

NAMI Illinois Conference October 18 & 19, 2019 - Register Today: click here
Goodwill of Peoria : Stand Down Saturday October 19, 2019: click here
McHenry County Housing Authority; Job Posting: click here

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 @ 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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