August 2 Registration Deadline has passed however, if you have residents that are interested in attending please contact SHPA staff immediately! 

SHPA staff at (217) 321-2476 or via-email at, or 
AUGUST 13 & 14, 2019
Residents may also register by visiting our website at
Resident Scholarships are still available for SHPA Members.

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 rooming block has expired and room availability is not guaranteed. You may still try by asking for the "Supportive Housing Providers" conference block. 
For more information please contact Aaron Edridge at or via phone at (217) 321-2476 x1
Resident Storytelling For Change Workshops are coming to Hillside & Chicago in August
(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.

SHPA and Housing Action Illinois are partnering 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.

space available at both locations

August 8, 2019
Alliance to End Homelessness of Suburban Cook County

4415 Harrison St, Suite 228
Hillside, Illinois


August 22, 2019
Catholic Charities

2601 W Marquette Rd 
Chicago, Illinois


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

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



for more information contact:
Aaron Eldridge Sr. at
Jennifer M. Orban at

The "Storytelling for Change Workshops" are supported by the
Illinois Charitable Trust

New Funding Available for the Creation of Community-Based Supportive Housing
The Illinois Housing Development Authority is now accepting applications under the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Development Program to fund developments serving special needs populations and persons with disabilities, including residents who are transitioning out of nursing homes and into community living.
This new round of the PSH Development Program will fund developments serving low-income persons with disabilities, persons experiencing homelessness, and other vulnerable populations. Eligible developments may contain no more than 25 units and are required to set aside a minimum of 10 percent of the units for referrals through the Statewide Referral Network. Funding will be awarded to the highest scoring applications.
IHDA will holding technical assistance workshops throughout the state for this request for applications. Locations and dates are being finalized for these workshops and we will announce them next week.
We encourage all eligible sponsors to apply for this opportunity. See the Request for Application on
IHDA's Developer Resource Center for more details, and please direct any questions to
Applications are due to IHDA on
October 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Local News: 

Article: New housing policies could keep ex-cons from ending up back in prison, save the state millions

Article: Affordable Housing

* Capital News:

* Peoria Journal:

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


$40 Million in HUD-VASH Available to Support Approximately 5,000 New Vouchers
Notice PIH 2019-15 (HA) announces the availability of $40 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) that will support approximately 5,000 new vouchers. These vouchers are administered in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and enable homeless veterans and their families to access affordable housing and supportive services.
The HUD-VASH program combines HUD Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by local VA Medical Centers (VAMCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), or other entities as designated by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA medical facility refers all eligible HUD-VASH families to the partnering Public Housing Agency (PHA).
Registrations of Interest must be submitted electronically to no later than midnight in the time zone of the PHA on August 19, 2019. See Section 7 of the notice for all Registration of Interest Requirements.
Visit the HUD Exchange at
Partner Updates & Other News: 

LaCasa Norte - search for an Executive Director, position profile linked here. Executive Director profile. LaCasa Norte Gala - Save the Date

US Interagency Council on Homelessness -
Speech Encourages Vigilance In the Work to End Homelessness
In an address to NAEH conference attendees, Executive Director Matthew Doherty laid out the core beliefs and values he is bringing to the challenges we face in our shared efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
Read More
New HUD Funding Could Yield 18,000 Vouchers for Housing
Policy Director Susan Pourciau outlines how HUD's latest Mainstream 811 NOFA can help your community tap into housing for people with disabilities who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, or moving on from homeless housing programs.
Read More

Latest COC NOFA Webinar Recording Available for Viewing
This USICH-led webinar provides a high-level overview of HUD’s FY 2019 CoC Program NOFA, including policy priorities, scoring, and key changes from the FY 2018 NOFA.
Watch Here

Webinar on Increased Opportunities for Connecting Veterans to Jobs
On August 8th, join federal and national partners to discuss changes to HVRP program eligibility and opportunities to improve employment outcomes.
Register Here
HUD Announces the Availability of $40 Million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing 
The funding will support approximately 5,000 new vouchers for Veterans experiencing homelessness and their families to access affordable housing and supportive services. 
Read More
SNAPS In Focus: Moving On Strategies to Support Stable Transitions from Permanent Supportive Housing

A Moving On strategy should support choice. Some PSH participants may want to live in a different neighborhood, move closer to family and friends, or seek housing in an area that is more convenient for work or educational opportunities. Alternatively, participants who live in a tenant-based PSH may wish to transition-in-place, using a Housing Choice Voucher or other tenant-based assistance to provide a housing subsidy. Both options allow participants to maintain stable housing without receiving intensive services.


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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