SHPA is partnering with Vote Yes! For Fair Tax to bring Supportive Housing Providers, Residents and Supporters virtual education opportunities about the Illinois’ Fair Tax Amendment. 
This amendment will be on the November 3, 2020 ballot. 

Join Us for one of the following sessions:

(click the link that best describes your provider role)

July 30, 2020 @ 1:00p - Provider Leadership Roundtable: The Illinois Fair Tax Amendment and it's impact on your Community, Agency & Clients

August 13, 2020 @ 1:00p - Provider Case Managers: Case Management, Civic Engagement, and the Illinois Fair Tax Amendment

September 3, 2020 @ 1:00p - Resident Leader Discussion: Your Voice, Your Vote, and the Illinois Fair Tax Amendment 

If you have any questions, please contact Merridith Montgomery at


I am pleased to share that over the past week, Governor Pritzker joined me, local leaders and partners in Rockford, Waukegan, Urbana and East St. Louis to highlight the success of the IDHS Summer Youth Employment Program (C-SYEP). We also highlighted the successful and ongoing efforts regarding the 2020 U.S. Census, to ensure that everyone in Illinois is counted.
The C-SYEP program will employ 2,400 young adults statewide through August 2020, helping them train for and find work amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The State has dedicated $9.3 million to support this important initiative.
IDHS exists to assist residents who are in the greatest need and who have not had access to resources and opportunities. In response to COVID-19, we have deployed additional resources to protect and support people who need it most, and to reach marginalized communities during an extremely difficult time.
Young people make up 24% of the overall workforce employed in industries at the highest risk of closure due to COVID-19 and many of Illinois’ young people between the ages of 16 and 24 face significant challenges to securing employment.
For the Census, Illinois is at a 66.9% response thus far, is #8 in the country for response rate and the most populous state in the top 10. Chicago’s current response rate is also leading all cities in the country with a population of 2 million or more. However, with the deadline for responses extended until October 31st, we can and will do more, to ensure that everyone—particularly our hard-to-count populations--are counted. We appreciate your continuing efforts and support to ensure that Illinois maintains maximum federal resources and representation.
I am energized by this successful summer program and the public events outside of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much has been accomplished, but there is also much work ahead.
Grace B. Hou 
Secretary, IDHS 

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Incarcerated Individuals: Restricting and Restoring Medical Benefits. You may view the new notice from the following link:

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) Procedure Code S9484 Claim Adjustments Extension. You may view the new notice from the following link:

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding Federal Provider Relief Fund Payments for Medicaid and CHIP Providers. You may view the new notice from the following link:
News from Springfield:

Gov. Pritzker filed with the secretary of state a new state disaster declaration (Illinois’ form of a state of emergency), his sixth of the pandemic. It is effective as of July 24 for a duration of 30 days.

The new declaration takes note (page 4) that in the last seven days 34 counties have reported more than 75 cases per 100,000 people; the state’s target is less than 50 per 100k. It also singles out Adams, LaSalle, Peoria and Randolph counties as “exhibiting warning signs of COVID-19 risk" based on multiple metrics.
The disaster declaration is attached.
The governor also issued two new executive orders (also attached):

Executive Order Number 47
IN-PERSON LEARNING — All public and nonpublic schools in Illinois serving pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students may open for in-person learning after the regular 2019-2020 school term. All schools must follow IDPH and ISBE health guidelines, including using PPE, temperature checks, hygienic practices, social distancing, and limiting people to 50 or fewer in one space.
Executive Order Number 48 - (Extends Eviction Moratorium)
REISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDERS — Reissues most executive orders, extending a majority of the provisions through August 22, 2020. Includes Executive Order 2020-30, which prohibits residential evictions.

Saturday Data Update
For the fourth consecutive day Illinois reported more than 1,000 new cases, with 1,426 today. The rolling 7-day average for new cases climbed to 1,325, a level last seen at the beginning of June. A total of 169,883 cases have been reported.
Twelve new deaths were reported, bringing the state’s death toll to 7,397. The rolling 7-day average for deaths is 16, close to the level reported on April 1, when a total of 141 people in the state had died from COVID-19 following the first death on March 17. The highpoint for this figure was 118, sustained over three days from May 13-15. The growth rate for deaths over the last 7 days remained at 1% for the ninth consecutive day.
The rolling 7-day average for case positivity crept up to 3.6%, a level last seen on June 12. While still low compared to the peak months of April and May, it is one percent higher than the roughly 2.6% trough maintained from June 17 - July 9.
After steadily declining for seven weeks, statewide COVID-19 hospitalization metrics have remained little changed over the last two weeks: 1,438 in hospital, 341 in ICU, 110 on ventilators.
Continued best wishes to you and yours from ThomsonWeir.


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.  

Illinois e-News Release

  Federal Partners & Updates:       


2020 SOAR Outcomes Collection

Data Submission Deadline: Friday, August 7, 2020 


If you haven't yet done so, please check your SOAR Online Application Tracking (OAT) account ( and ensure that you have entered all of your SOAR-assisted SSI/SSDI cases, both approvals and denials.
If you are not sure which method your state uses to collect outcomes, please contact your State Team Lead.
Remember that every approval is a life transformed. Thank you for all the amazing work that you do! 
Please do not hesitate to reach out to the SAMHSA SOAR TA Center at if you have any questions.
Enter Your Outcomes Today

Individual Funding Opportunity:
  • LGBTQ+ Individuals living in Champaign, Tazwell, and Peoria Counties Acordn Equality Fund and Equality Illinois are offering a grant opportunity click here for more information. 



Lake County Coalition for the Homeless 

Built For Zero
  • A house is more than just a home, it’s a place to stay safe and secure—especially true during a pandemic. Thanks to #BuiltforZero communities' commitment to building a future where veteran homelessness is rare and brief, 75,000 veterans now have a place to call home. We're grateful for our core partners


Illinois Collaboration on Youth
You're invited to a four-part virtual training session for healthcare providers on how to bill Medicaid managed care (MMC). Hosted by ICOY's Medicaid Technical Assistance Center (MTAC) on July 21, 22, 28, and 29, these four 90-minute live training sessions will allow you to learn more about specific MMC billing topics, network with your peers, and ask questions of the presenters, Sage Health Strategy. 

Register below for any of the following four training sessions:
Register for Training #1
Legal AID Chicago

Information about a study examining a program that aims to enhance the parenting skills of parents of infants who are staying in shelters ( The study is being conducted by Dr. Janette Herbers at Villanova under a National Science Foundation grant. As part of the grant, Dr. Herbers and her students are looking to survey shelter staff about their perspective on training needs in order to inform a short curriculum on child development targeted at shelter staff. 
Continuum of Care News:

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SHPA Committee Meetings Scheduled:
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Resident Committee - Fourth Wednesday of the Month@4:00p
Governance Committee - Fourth Tuesday of the Month@2:00p
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