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SHPA NEWS
 

FOND FAREWELL
Merridith Montgomery
Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
 
It is with great sadness that SHPA says goodbye to one of team members. After two years of amazing work, Merridith has decided to move on to another opportunity. Merridith, has been a wonderful team member dedicated to the work of SHPA and committed to making a difference in Illinois. Her dedication to improving the lives of the people we serve, through staunch advocacy and bringing people, providers and communities together was nothing but amazing, we could not have accomplished all that we have in the past two years without her. We wish her well in her new role where we know she will continue to do amazing things. We look forward to working with her. 
 
WE WISH HER THE BEST OF LUCK !!!
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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 d.esposito@shpa-il.org. 

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.  
 
WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING!! 
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES

INTERTGRATED CORE COMPETENCIES - APPLICATION SESSION

(Person-Centered - Trauma Aware, Harm Reduction, & Motivational Interviewing)
 
Please join us as we follow up our Rebuild, Renew, Revitalize! Core Competencies Toward Resilient Services Series with applying core competencies presented in those Workshops to lived care management situations in the work you do.
 
The Application Sessions will be Care Management Reviews (Participant Centered Consultation) drawing from your submissions of actual care management situations you find yourselves addressing with participants in your program services.
  • A week prior to each Application Session please submit a specific care management situation(s) you would like to review during the Application Session with group discussion & consultation in applying core competencies to that situation. Core Competencies include Person Centered, Trauma Aware, Harm Reduction, & Motivational Interviewing.
  • Submissions must be without information which would identify any specific individual.  Names must be changed in ensuring identification of any individual cannot be made.  
The Application Sessions will be facilitated by Tom Kinley from Heartland Alliance Health, Midwest Harm Reduction Institute, who was our Presenter for the Core Competencies Series Workshops.
  •  last session of the series, June 23, 2022
  • 10:00a - 11:30a
  • SHPA Members - FREE 
  • Non-Members - $50 per session
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If you’ve questions about the Application Sessions or submissions, please contact: Tom Kinley at tkinley@heasrtlandalliance.org and David Esposito at d.esposito@shpa-il.org
 
                        Sponsored by
                           
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DIMENSIONS OF QUALITY

THROUGH THE LENS OF SUSTAINABILITY
 
Description: The training will focus on the Integration with the four project components
  1. Project & Design Administration
  2. Property and Housing Management
  3. Supportive Services and
  4. Community
  • With an emphasis on creating long term advocacy, policy and infrastructure for the development and operations of quality supportive housing in Illinois. 
Targeted Audience: This training is open to anyone who is interested in learning about the importance of sustaining quality supportive housing.  

Facilitators: Johnna Lowe & Sherlina Chauhan

 
June 23, 2022
1:00p - 2:30p
 
 Training facilitated by              Sponsored by
                              
 
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SHOW YOUR WORK

"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 d.esposito@shpa-il.org or Susan Day at S.Day@shpa-il.org or Joseph Winford at j.winford@shpa-il.org 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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                       Sponsored by
                                        
 
SAVE THE DATE !!
(more details to come later this month)
ILLINOIS CAPITOL AFFAIRS
ILLINOIS E-NEWS 
Illinois Department of Human Services,
& Other State Agency Program News


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. 


 
FEDERAL NEWS  
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. 

                       
New SOARWorks Website NOW AVAILABLE !

Annual Reporting:
June marks the last month of the SOAR fiscal reporting period. 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: https://soartrack.samhsa.gov/register.php

If you do not know what SOAR, interested in being SOAR trained, or other questions, please contact me David Esposito at d.esposito@shpa-il.org. 
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                        Social Security logo with the tagline Securing Today and Tomorrow and pictures of people from different backgrounds and abilities

Dear Colleague,
Nearly two months ago, on April 7, 2022, we resumed in-person service for people with and without an appointment. As we help more people in person, we want to highlight the best ways and times for your clients to access our services.
Although we encourage using our online services, if your clients can’t complete their business online, they can call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213. Our phone lines are usually less busy before 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time, and later in the week, or later in the month.
While appointments are strongly recommended, we continue to help people without one. An appointment reduces the wait time and ensures that your client knows what documents to bring, so we can help them in one visit. If your client needs to visit their local Social Security office without an appointment, we are here to help. Our offices tend to be less busy later in the day, later in the week, and later in the month.
To learn more about our safety measures and restrictions before visiting our offices, visit our webpage, How to Get Help from Social Security.
Please share this information with your family, friends, and clients.


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