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03/16/2020
COVID-19
THERE HAS BEEN ALOT OF INFORMATION COMING FROM ALL DIRECTIONS ABOUT
COVID-19 HERE IS INFORMATION THAT MAY BE IMPORTANT TO YOU!
  1. How is your agency working to fight the spread of COVID-19?  What practices have your put into place as far as sanitation, social distancing, screening, etc.?
  2. Have you changed your staffing levels and/or do you anticipate doing so?
  3. How do you deal with overcrowding in your shelter?  Have you had to turn people away due to concerns over COVID-19 or do you anticipate doing so?
  4. Has your agency closed any shelters due to COVID-19 or are you considering doing so?  If so, will clients be referred elsewhere?
 
Thank you to all who registered for the
SHPA 2020 Spring Conference & Advocacy Day 




REMINDER:
DUE TO COVID-19 WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THIS EVENT. 

WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO OUR ADVOCACY SO PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED. 


Questions please contact Mary Palmer at m.palmer@firminc.com or via phone at (217) 321-2476 x5

DUE TO THE STATE MANDATE TO CLOSE ALL BARS & RESTAURANTS THIS SHOW/EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 18 

 
WEBINAR

EVICTION PREVENTION
 
Join this webinar to learn about the importance of Eviction Prevention, some best practices in  the supportive housing sector and talk through scenarios with the goals of capacity building. This training is targeted to anyone interested and particularly direct service staff who work with supportive housing residents and landlords/property managers in this work. 

Date: Wednesday March 25, 2020
Time: 2:00p CST


REGISTER HERE

SHPA Members - FREE
Supportive Housing Residents - FREE
IDHS Supportive housing (Homeless & DMH) Grantees - FREE
Non-Members & Others - $15.00


Training facilitated by:

For more information contact:
Aaron Eldridge Sr. at a.eldridge@shpa-il.org or
Jennifer Orban at j.orban@shpa-il.iorg 
you may also reach them by calling (217) 321-2476
News from Springfield:
 


CAPITAL REPORT FROM THOMSONWEIR - 03.13.20
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. 
 
OTHER NEWS:
  • This weeks legislative session has been cancelled, and is unknown how the remaining schedule will be impacted. 
  • Gov. Pritzker to file a Federal Waiver to Expand Medicaid Coverage during the COVID-19 Pandemic

CURRENT IDHS-SHP GRANTEES;
 
The Illinois Department of Human Services, Homeless Services grant information is now available for Fiscal Year 2021.  CLICK HERE

444-80-0656 - Emergency & Transitional Housing
444-80-0657 - Homeless Prevention
444-80-0658 - Supportive Housing Program


Funding Plans for FY21 are also available NOW in the Homeless Reporting Portal. The Funding Application can be found at: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspxitem=119579#a_AdultServicesandBasicSupports
 
Message from IDHS:

As we all work to navigate the situation surrounding COVID-19, we at IDHS appreciate that Illinoisans are facing unprecedented challenges.  We understand that many agencies are working with less staff and/or having staff work from home in order to increase social distancing.  To support these efforts, we are changing the due date for Homeless Services (ETH, HP, and SHP) FY21 grant applications.
 
We strongly encourage you to submit your application components as soon as possible, but recognize that you may need additional time.  Therefore, the new due date for these applications is Thursday, April 9th, 2020. 
 
Many IDHS staff will be working from home for the next two weeks, but we WILL still have access to email and voicemail.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions during this time.


If you need assistance please contact SHPA Staff at (217) 321-2476
Federal/National News Updates:
 
NOFAS:

NOFA to Address Unsheltered Homelessness – Coming Soon

HUD plans to issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) targeted to Continuums of Care (CoCs) with high levels of unsheltered homelessness. Features of the NOFA will include:
  • Funding will be prioritized to CoCs with high levels of unsheltered homelessness, which includes encampments
  • Funding will be utilized under HUD’s CoC Program
  • Applicants will develop a plan to demonstrate how they will reduce unsheltered homelessness and be assessed based on the quality of the plan
  • The NOFA will place heavy emphasis on applicants demonstrating the evidence supporting their plans
More information and timeframes will be available soon.
 

HUD EXCHANGE NEWS & OTHER RESOURCES

Register Today: Coordinated Entry Dialogue with HUD – March 16 or 17, 2020 at 1:30 PM EDT

Dialogue #1: Funding Coordinated Entry
Dialogue #1 - Funding Coordinated Entry: Session 1 Monday, March 16, 2020
1:30 – 3:00 PM EDT
Register Now
Dialogue #1 - Funding Coordinated Entry: Session 2 Tuesday, March 17, 2020
1:30 – 3:00 PM EDT
Register Now
 

Dialogue #2 - 4: Topics To Be Determined - Registration to be released soon!


OTHER NATIONAL INFORMATION:
  • National Alliance to End Homelessness: click here
    • Ask Your Representative to Support Increased Funding for HomelessnessThe letter will ask them to increase funding for HUD's Homeless Assistance Grants by 10 percent, to $3.1 billion. Current federal investment in homelessness is insufficient, so this increase is essential so that communities can continue to serve the number of people being pushed into the homelessness system each day.  TAKE ACTION NOW
    •  
  • US Interagency Council on Homelessness: click here
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition: click here
Partner Updates, Events & More: 

ANNOUNCEMENT:
  • ICOY's Medicaid Technical Assistance Center (MTAC) has successfully held two in-person “How to Bill Medicaid Managed Care: A Training for Healthcare Providers” additional trainings being offered
    • Tuesday, March 17, Urbana, IL – Register Now
      Tuesday, April 7, Peoria, IL  – Register Now

       
      A recorded web version will also be available on March 6.
 
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:
Continuum of Care News:
 

Interested in becoming a member of SHPA, click on the link above and contact David Esposito, Executive Director at d.esposito@shpa-il.org
 

Not a Supportive Housing Provider, yet want to support our work, click here for our 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities. 
GET ON BOARD

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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