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Bloomington-Normal Marriot Hotel & Conference Center
201 North Broadway, Normal Illinois

(discounted lodging rates expires November 3, 2022, room availability is not guaranteed after this date)
Join us in-person on November 17 & 18, 2022 in Bloomington, Illinois two days of networking, education, and sharing of ideas with fellow members, colleagues, colleagues, sponsors and friend from across Illinois on topics such as: 

•    Supportive Housing Development
•    Homelessness
•    State & Federal Policy/Budget Priorities 
•    Individual & Organizational Capacity Building 
•    Resident Engagement


Included in the agenda is SHPA’s Annual Membership Meeting and Networking Reception with a live performances from the cast of "Ashley Morgan Presents" 


Click HERE For agenda details and registration.

Discounted Rate for SHPA Members & DHS Homeless Services & Supportive Housing Grantees: 

Resident Scholarships also available: SHPA encourages the participation of Person's with Lived Experience for more information please contact Susan Day at 

Lodging Reservations: 
Bloomington-Normal Marriot Hotel & Conference Center: discounted rate available through November 3, 2022.

The hotel is conveniently located across the street from the Bloomington-Normal Amtrak station and bus depot. 

Sponsors include: 


SHPA is seeking to fill Two VISTA Positions:
Illinois Training & Technical Assistance Project Coordinator:
Focus Area(s): Individual/Organizational Capacity Building & Development  
Goal of the Project:  The VISTA member in coordination with the Training & Technical Assistance Program Manager to develop a training curriculum that will provide education and training to supportive service staff in the operations of supportive housing and the delivery of evidence-based practice services. In addition, the VISTA Member will work with the Training and Technical Assistance Manager to develop a SOAR new trainee cohort and will support the cohort members through the submission of the first application. 

Illinois Supportive Housing Assessment (ISHA) Project Coordinator:
Focus Area(s): Government Affairs & Community Education  
Goal of the Project: Illinois’ Supportive Housing Assessment (ISHA) project is the inaugural report on opportunities and barriers to meeting Illinois supportive housing need. Short-term achievements will be a universal needs objective in the amount of supportive housing available and needed for the housing vulnerable populations in Illinois including persons with substance use disorders. The long-term impact will enable Illinois to develop the amount of supportive housing needed to ensure the housing vulnerable, including the substance use population, can attain housing security. Supportive housing is an evidence-based housing intervention that provides affordable housing and supportive services to those who need them.
Link to apply:,
Search "SHPA" for position listings
* You will have to create a profile and complete an application to apply for these positions!
If you’d like more information about these positions, the Supportive Housing Providers Association and our work, please contact David Esposito, Executive Director at or via phone at (217) 321-2476 x2. 
  and Supportive Housing 

CORT Furniture can partner with you to meet your supportive housing needs. CORT currently works with over 25 organizations and currently delivers to Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, North Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry & Will County. Click HERE for more county distribution information, program details and contact information. 
"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, Susan Day at or Joseph Winford at 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;

Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 1:00p 

IDHS State Referral Network
Basic End User Training
Learn about the Statewide Referral Network (SRN),, how to access the online PAIR (Prescreening, Assessment, Intake, and Referral) Module, and how to add/maintain applications on behalf of eligible customers for units that are available through the SRN and Section 811 Project-Based Rental Assistance Programs.

Ensure that staff providing housing stabilization and support services from social service organizations in Illinois understand the eligibility criteria for and how to access state-provided permanent housing resources on behalf of their customers.

Facilitator: Todd Fuller, Statewide Housing & Employment First Coordinator - bio

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 1:00p 
SHPA Training Center sponsored by: 
Emergency & Transitional Housing Providers:

SHPA is working with our advocate and coalition partners to develop a complete Housing & Homeless budget request for the SFY24 State Budget. 

If your organization provides transitional housing, please complete the following survey.  We only need one from each organization so please discuss and identify the right person to answer the questions for your organization.
Please complete the transitional housing survey as soon as possible and no later than Friday, November 4th.
Use this link for the Transitional Housing Survey:
Together, we will collaborate to advance this effort through several activities in the coming weeks and months:
  • Collecting detailed surveys regarding the need for capital and operating funds for shelter and transitional housing
  • Preparing an Illinois Shelter Alliance & Transitional Housing Fact Sheet re our capital and operating funding needs
  • Preparing a press release and letter to the editor to highlight the urgent need for funding this winter
  • We will need to obtain photos to illustrate the need
  • We will need to prepare a few clients to share their stories in our materials or potentially be available to respond to reporters’ questions
  • Bob Palmer from Housing Action Illinois is setting up a meeting with IDHS
  • We will create a sign-on letter that will be posted online.  We will distribute a link and collect names of organizational supporters from around the state.
  • At the appropriate time, we will each need to meet with our legislative leaders
  • Other
If you operate emergency shelter but did not yet complete a survey, please complete the emergency shelter survey here: 
Join us at the 2022 Supportive Housing Summit to learn more about SHPA's FY23 Policy and Budget Priorities
Illinois Capitol News
Illinois Department of Human Services,
& Other State Agency Program News

  • The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Public Notice regarding Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Updates to Illinois Heightened Scrutiny Locations. You may view the new Notice at the following link: HFS Public Notices | HFS (
  • The Department of Healthcare and Family Services is issuing the Care Coordination and Support Organization (CCSO) Handbook.
  • The CCSO Handbook contains information and guidance for providers designated as a CCSO by the Department and providing community mental health and care coordination services, pursuant to 89 Ill. Adm. Code 140.453 and 89 Ill. Adm. Code 141, to eligible customers in the Department's Medical Programs. Questions regarding this notice should be directed to the Bureau of Behavioral Health at 217-557-1000 or  
  • The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has posted a new Provider Notice regarding Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative Bed Day Clarification HFS 1446 Long-Term Care (SNF/ICF) Provider Monthly Assessment Report. You may view the new Notice at the following link: 
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness: - News
National Low-Income Housing Coalition:
National Alliance to End Homelessness:
HUD Exchange:
  • SSI Federal benefit rate will increase to $914/moth and SGA increase to $1,470
        Social Security logo with the tagline Securing Today and Tomorrow and pictures of people from different backgrounds and abilities

Social Security Newsletter-" Hear It From The Source" Chicagoland Updates October 2022
  • Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income payments for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7 % in 2023, Social Security announced today. For more information, please visit
  • Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) established an Office of Native American Partnerships within the Office of the Commissioner. This office will elevate and centralize efforts to administer comprehensive programs and policies related to American Indians and Alaska Natives. It will enhance the agency’s relationship with Tribes and serve as the primary point of contact on Tribal affairs for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit

  • See SHPA Training Center section above
  • Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Click HERE
    • Technical Assistance 
    • Fiscal and Grant Management
    • ICADV Support
    • Social Media 
  • Alliance to Ending Homelessness in Suburban Cook County
  and Supportive Housing 

CORT Furniture can partner with you to meet your supportive housing needs. CORT currently works with over 25 organizations and currently delivers to Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, North Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry & Will County. Click HERE for more county distribution information, program details and contact information.  


Monthly Memo is supported in part by:

The Woods Fund, Harris Family Foundation, Polk Brothers Foundation and the IL Department of Human Services


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