Please note that due to the Labor Day Holiday and vacations there will be no Monday Memo on 
Monday Sept 2 or Monday Sept 9. 


Are you looking to join a small yet mighty team leading SHPAs' Advocacy efforts? 
SHPA is hiring for a Policy & Advocacy Coordinator;
The Policy and Advocacy Coordinator is the lead coordinator in the development and facilitation of the SHPA statewide advocacy plan for the increase of supportive housing opportunities in Illinois and the coordination and facilitation of the statewide advocacy committee as outlined in the SHPA strategic plan. The Coordinator will also research policy and develop advocacy campaigns on issues related to supportive housing and services. The Coordinator’s goal is the preservation and increase supportive housing capacity and funding for supportive services. The Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director. The Coordinator will work primarily out of SHPA’s Springfield office. If this position interests you please click here for the detailed job description. Interested applications should submit their resume via Indeed or directly to David Esposito, Executive Director at


SHPA 2019 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting 

NOVEMBER 6th & 7th
Location, TBD

Watch this space for more details !!!
Supportive Housing Providers Association and
Housing Action Illinois

Thank you to all those who participated in the Resident Storytelling Workshops. It was so inspiring to hear you telling your stories. We hope that you are in the process of drafting your stories for our publication. SHPA staff will be reaching out to you regarding any questions or assistance you have with drafting your story. You can also contact Aaron directly at If you know of someone who was unable to come to the workshop yet is interested in having their story included in the final Storybook publication please let us know right away. We will be establish a deadline very soon. Thank you for your participation and we look forward to bringing this workshop or something similar next year. 

For more information please contact:
Aaron Eldridge at or
jennifer Orban at

The "Storytelling for Change Workshops" are supported by the
Illinois Charitable Trust
Story-time with SHPA:

She kept getting sick and kept visiting the ER. Now a formerly homeless mom is getting help, and a new apartment, through Chicago and private companies’ investment:

Do you have a story you would like to share, please send it to David Esposito at  
New Funding Available for the Creation of Community-Based Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Development Program
Technical Assistance Sessions
As announced, the Illinois Housing Development Authority is now accepting applications under the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Development Program to fund developments serving special needs populations and persons with disabilities, including residents who are transitioning out of nursing homes and into community living. We encourage all eligible sponsors to apply for this opportunity. Applications are due to IHDA on October 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

You may find the PSH Request for Application on IHDA's Developer Resource Center. Please direct any questions about the RFA or the technical assistance sessions to
2 New Housing Resources - FUP & Mainstream Vouchers
If you have contact with any of the following Housing Authorities or their leadership, please verify that they are applying for the "Foster Youth" (FUP) Vouchers described below as well as the Mainstream Vouchers. 

If the public housing authorities do not apply, the vouchers will not come to the state.

Please calls them now:

Jefferson County
Rock Island County

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact John Egan (DCFS) at
News from Springfield:

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. 

HFS / DHS Info:

New HFS Designated Automated Phone Option to Request Temporary Medicaid Card
This information was posted on the HelpHub a few weeks ago and we want to make sure that it gets to all provider, health, and social service organizations. This is the best and fastest way to receive temporary Medicaid coverage on a delayed application. Temporary Medicaid covers all covered medical services (except long term care services) and the card will be active until the full application is acted on. More information on Temporary Medical Cards can be found here:

If you have any questions or problems with patients or clients obtaining a temporary Medicaid card, please contact me or Carrie Chapman at
Federal Updates: 
FY 2019 CoC Program Competition Update: Revision to the FY 2019 CoC Application Detailed Instructions, Required Attachments for 1E–Local CoC Competition Section

HUD revised the FY 2019 CoC Application Detailed Instructions based on questions submitted regarding documented evidence submission requirements.

HUD will evaluate responses to questions 1E-2 (Project Review and Ranking—Objective Criteria), 1E-3 (Project Review and Ranking—Severity of Needs and Vulnerabilities), and 1E-4 (Public Postings—CoC Consolidated Application) of the CoC Application based on evidence posted to the 4B. Attachment screen, especially the attachment for question 1E-4.
Section VII.B.1. of the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) assigns the following points for 1E–Local CoC Competition questions:
  • 18 points for Objective Criteria and Past Performance
  • 4 points for Severity of Needs
  • 3 points for Ranking Process
  • 4 points for Reallocation (which is not being addressed in this listserv)
Question 1E-1 requires applicants to submit the following four attachments on the 4B. Attachments screen:
  • 1E-1. Public Posting–Local Competition Announcement that provided point values (e.g., the scoring tool indicating how points are awarded) or other ranking criteria the CoC would use to review and rank projects. HUD is clarifying that this evidence is not the same as the evidence required in question 1E-4. This evidence demonstrates the CoC informed applicants in advance how the CoC would evaluate project applications, whereas question 1E-4 requires applicants to provide actual final scores that the CoC publicly posted.
  • 1E-1. Public Posting–30-Day Local Competition Deadline
  • 1E-1. Public Posting–15-Day Notification Outside e-snaps–Projects Accepted
  • 1E-1. Public Posting–15-Day Notification Outside e-snaps–Projects Rejected or Reduced
For question 1E-4, applicants must combine the following evidence into one attachment and upload it on the 4B. Attachments screen:
  • Evidence demonstrating the objective review and ranking process, including final score forms used in the local competition that lists points awarded during review and rank process and final project scores. HUD will use this attachment when evaluating question 1E-2.
  • Evidence demonstrating public posting of the final version of the completed CoC Consolidated Application, including the CoC Application with attachments, CoC Priority Listing with reallocation forms, and a list of all project applications the CoC accepted and ranked or rejected. (HUD does not expect applicants to include individual project applications with submitted evidence.)

Submission Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM EDT   

Partner Updates & Events:

Sarah's Circle - "Breaking Ground"
Sarah's Circle breaking ground on a new building that will provide 38 apartments for women who are homeless and an improved 50 bed Interim Housing Program. click here for more details

Save the Date: Stand Down-DECATUR - Click here for more info

Program Inspiration from other Communities: Springfield nonprofit looks to Peoria program for inspiration on reducing homelessness

LaCasa Norte - search for an Executive Director, position profile linked here. Executive Director profile
LaCasa Norte Gala - Save the Date

Walk to End Hunger Saturday, September 7th For The Flyer Click Here
SNAPS In Focus: Moving On Strategies to Support Stable Transitions from Permanent Supportive Housing

A Moving On strategy should support choice. Some PSH participants may want to live in a different neighborhood, move closer to family and friends, or seek housing in an area that is more convenient for work or educational opportunities. Alternatively, participants who live in a tenant-based PSH may wish to transition-in-place, using a Housing Choice Voucher or other tenant-based assistance to provide a housing subsidy. Both options allow participants to maintain stable housing without receiving intensive services.


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 - Second 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 @ 10:00a

(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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