Are you looking to join a small yet mighty team and lead 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, TBDS

Watch this space for more details !!!
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:

September Homeless Services Update click here

Notice from the Secretary:
Dear IDHS Stakeholders,
As Secretary of IDHS, I’m committed to open communication, transparency, and public feedback. I’m also committed to balancing speed with careful, responsible program management. 
Your feedback on the 2020 Census Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been so helpful. We heard you and are amending the NOFO in the following ways:  
  • Extending the submission deadline to Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm CT.
  • Extending the question and answer period to Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm CT.
  • Allowing subrecipients to provide subawards to other entities (sub-subrecipients) as well as have subcontractors or consultants. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: All tiers of subrecipients are subject to grant compliance including pre-qualification requirements 
I highly encourage all eligible organizations to apply. We are excited to receive your applications!
Also, based on public feedback, a survey to connect potential Regional Intermediaries and potential subrecipients is online. Responses, including contact information, are visible on PLEASE NOTE: Survey results are for informational purposes only. Completing the survey does not entitle any entity to grant funding.
Potential Regional Intermediary Survey
Potential Subrecipient Survey
IDHS staff have developed so many helpful resources to support everyone through the NOFO application process, including:  We look forward to working with you to ensure a complete count in Illinois.
Grace B. Hou
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
Grant Opportunities, Updates, Events & Other News:

Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund Grant Opportunity
The Charitable Trust Stabilization Fund was created in 2007 to help small non-profits across Illinois. Money for the Fund comes from the filing fees not-for-profit organizations pay to incorporate with the State of Illinois. The program is funded by non-profits and exists to support non-profits.
One of the current focus areas is Housing:
                • Short Term Housing and Supportive Services
                • Emergency Financial Support to prevent homelessness
                • Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
                • Affordable Housing advocacy/construction/rehabilitation
                • Accessibility in Housing
                • Fair Housing Counseling/Education
                • Homeownership Counseling
                • Renters Rights
Applications for this funding round can be submitted through September 30.

Is Your CoC Using All of Its Family Homelessness Resources?

The Alliance has released a new data tool that can be used to spark local discussion about the allocation of family homelessness resources. 

The tool, which relies on data from the 2018 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC), can help each community find answers to end unsheltered family homelessness. But just as importantly, it surfaces key questions about current systems and whether resources are being used appropriately.  

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Invests $1M in Housing to Improve the Health of Homeless Chicagoans

Heart's Place Ribbon Cutting
Housing Opportunity Development Corporation and UPholdings cordially invite you to our Heart's Place ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, September 11th, from 3pm-6pm at 120 E. Boeger Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
More information about the property is available on our website
Entry Point Intake and Assessment Coordinator Job Posting
 Job Summary
The Intake and Assessment Coordinator will oversee the Entry Point (Coordinated Entry System) Triage/Pre-Screen, Intake, Housing Assessment and Sending Agency Housing Navigation processes as part of Coordinated Entry in Suburban Cook County. Coordinated Entry (CE) is a community-wide system to standardize and expedite the process by which people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness access housing and homeless resources. Through CE, people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness are prioritized for placement based upon highest level of need, and matched to services and housing based on their preferences and level of need.
The Intake and Assessment Coordinator is responsible for high quality prioritized lists of households assessed for housing and will troubleshoot any issues that arise. They will also review and approve Entry Point housing assessment (Phased Assessment) and housing eligibility documentation. They will provide support to CE intake specialists, CE assessors and Sending Agency navigation staff as needed to ensure Entry Point intake and assessment processes are effective and functioning according to CE protocols. The Intake and Assessment Coordinator will play an integral role in developing and integrating new domestic violence (DV) coordinated entry processes into Entry Point and supporting new DV CE Assessors.
For complete job description, job responsibilities and preferred qualifications, click on the link.


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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