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12/30/19
As we say goodbye to one decade and enter another SHPA wishes everyone a 

Happy & Safe New Year 

We look forward to working with all our member agencies, partners, legislators, and friends in the new year and beyond to see that everyone has a place to call HOME.

SHPA 2020 Membership
Enrollment begins
January 1     

WEBINAR

ENGAGING RESIDENTS IN VOLUNTARY SERVICES

The biggest challenge that most providers express about working with a voluntary services model is engaging tenants in non-mandatory services. In this session, attendees will learn about tips and strategies to develop relationships between tenants and supportive service providers through a cultural competency framework. This session will define how to use an assertive engagement approach and will also provide a space for attendees to share observations and examples from their work.

Thursday, January 16 at 2:00p

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
News from Springfield:
 
 
CAPITAL REPORT FROM THOMSONWEIR - 12.22.19 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. 

101st General Assembly, January - May, 2020:
Senate: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - Senate Calendar
House: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - House Calendar
  

Message from the Secretary

Secretary Hou 
 
  • ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT FOR YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD:
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is conducting the annual survey for Grantee and Grantor staff that are directly involved in the IDHS grant making process.
 
The survey is available at the links below the deadline for completing the survey is December 31. 2019.

To complete the survey, please follow this link: Take survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?module=17&type=2&item=98882&surveyid=438

 
Federal/National News Updates:

HUD Exchange News & Resources
Now Open: FY 2020 NOFA for Housing Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking 
On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, OVC released the FY 2020 NOFA for Housing Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking (Grants.gov: Opportunity number OVC 2020-17755). HUD encourages communities to work with organizations serving human trafficking survivors to explore housing challenges for this population and consider applying for this program. HUD is committed to continuing its work with DOJ and HHS to address the needs of trafficking survivors.


New Funding Available for current SSVF Grantees

A new Notice of Funding Availability from the Department of Veterans Affairs provides an opportunity to renew funding for existing Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program grantees. This NOFA will support applicants who seek additional funding for veteran programs using evidence-based practices.

The SSVF program served 70,500 veterans in 2019 alone, and has consistently enjoyed strong bipartisan support. Any community seeking funding is encouraged to apply immediately

 

OTHER NATIONAL INFORMATION:

  • National Alliance to End Homelessness: click here
  • US Interagency Council on Homelessness: click here
  • National Low Income Housing Coalition: click here
Partner Updates, Events & More: 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 

  • HOUSING WAITLIST OPENINGS!  
Thresholds Jaqueline Terrace & Penn House accepting applications for a limited time. Click here for more information and application.
 
  • Illinois Overdose Prevention Program (IPDO & SOR by County:

Supportive housing providers in Illinois serve some of the people at the greatest risk of dying from a drug overdose. People experiencing homelessness, people returning from incarceration, people exiting substance use disorder treatment, and people with chronic health problems like asthma or HIV are all more likely to experience an overdose death. One of the most important steps that someone can take to prevent an overdose death is carrying naloxone and teaching the people around them how to use it in the event of an opioid overdose. Supportive housing providers are uniquely positioned to link their participants with this life-saving resource.
 
The attached document provides contact information for programs that are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) to provide Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND) services. Collectively, these programs ensure that OEND services are available in every county in Illinois. The programs can help establish access to naloxone for your supportive housing participants and staff. Please reach out to the OEND programs for the counties you serve to learn more about what your supportive housing program can do to prevent overdose deaths.
 
For more information, you can view this webinar, “What’s Your Agency’s Overdose Plan?”, which was presented as part of the CSH Addiction Services 101 webinar series.

Full link here: https://cshevents.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/cshevents/recording/9e48a2b674b34f78991ac13553b40882

 
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

DUPAGE PADS;  seeking a Director of Interim Housing

ALLIANCE TO END HOMELESSNESS OF SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY:  seeking a Coordinated Entry Program Director

NEWSLETTERS:

News from The Preservation Compact, December 2019

 
Continuum of Care News:
 
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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