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02/17/2020



CLICK HERE FORE MORE DETAILS & REGISTRATION

State Housing Inn, Springfield 
Lodging discount available through March 4 

RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE 

(CLICK ON THE REGISTRATION LINK ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS or
contact Aaron Eldridge Sr at a.eldridge@shpa-il.org)



DO YOU HAVE A SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM YOU WANT TO HIGHLIGHT ON ADVOCACY DAY?

SHPA
 IS LOOKING FOR SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAMS TO DISPLAY AT THE CAPITOL DURING THE LEGISLATIVE MEET AND GREET ON MARCH 19

FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT
JENNIFER ORBAN at J.ORBAN@SHPA-IL.ORG



2020 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE HERE!
SHPA NEEDS YOUR HELP !!!
Deadline Extended through Friday, February 21
SHPA needs your assistance in compiling data that will help drive our SFY2021 Supportive Services Budget request. Below you will find a link to the  
SHPA will use this information to compile a list of supportive housing projects requesting service funding for the next fiscal year and advocate for service funding at the state and federal level.

SHPA is asking for 
New and/or Expansion Projects 
(opened or opening)
SFY2020 July 1, 2019 - June 30 2020 
SFY2021 July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

If you are considering an expansion of a current project to which will need service funding please include that as well.

VERY IMPORTANT
Regardless of whether or not you are reporting on a project and if applicable, we are also asking for any funding needs related to the impact of the Minimum Wage increase on your supportive housing projects, specifically those projects funded through IDHS Division of Mental Health and Family and Community Service; Bureau of Homeless Services.
 

Things to consider when completing the survey:

  • Some questions are marked required please enter N/A if the question does not apply to your project(s)
  • Please be sure to respond to the Minimum Wage question, if applicable  (regardless of project info)
  • If you are not the correct staff person to complete this survey we ask that you please forward it to the correct person right away
  • You will be asked how many projects you wish to report, please report on ALL new or expansion projects for the period requested
  • We recommend that you use this pdf version to gather the information prior to completing the electronic survey as you will not be able to stop and start the survey once it is begun.

SHPA 2020 Supportive Housing Project Survey


PLEASE RESPOND BY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2020
 
We thank you in advance for your assistance, and please contact David Esposito at (217) 321-2476 x2 for any questions. 
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
SHPA Position Statement

SHPA has decided to support adoption of the Fair Tax Amendment to the state Constitution, which Illinois voters will consider in the November general election. 
 
The Governor's Office of Management and Budget has estimated that the Fair Tax Amendment, if approved, will generate $3.6 billion in additional annual revenue, thereby helping the state to fix its structural deficit, provide adequate funding to supportive housing services, and meet its obligations to all Illinoisans, especially vulnerable citizens. 

We encourage all SHPA members to carefully consider the merits of the Fair Tax Amendment and the potential consequences if it is not adopted. Click here for SHPA’s fact sheet on the Fair Tax Amendment.


TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FAIR TAX AMENDMENT COME JOIN US AT THE SHPA

2020 SPRING CONFERENCE & ADVOCACY DAY
News from Springfield:
 


GOVERNOR PRITZKER TO GIVE BUDGET ADDRESS TOMORROW WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
(look for a summary from SHPA following the address)

 
CAPITAL REPORT FROM THOMSONWEIR - 02.11.20 Update
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. 
 
  • DHS February 2020 Updates
  • DHS FY21_Budget Briefing
  • What is your 2020 IDHS SHP Budget Utilization?
    • Having trouble expending ALL of your SHP funds, NOW is the time to consider making a budget revision. SHPA is here to help you. We want to make sure that you are able to spend all of your budget. LET US HELP!
Federal/National News Updates:

NOFAS:
HUD EXCHANGE NEWS & OTHER RESOURCES
OTHER NATIONAL INFORMATION:
Partner Updates, Events & More: 

Resources:
________________________________________________________________
TRAININGS & MORE:
  • ILLINOIS HOUSING FORUM
________________________________________________________________
 
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
 
Renewing members will receive a separate enrollment form with dues information this month

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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