SHPA 2019 Fall Conference & Annual Meeting 

NOVEMBER 6th & 7th

Bloomington, Illinois

Watch for Details & Registration to be released later this week! 


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 directly to David Esposito, Executive Director 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:

AUGUST FINANCIALS WERE DUE SEPTEMBER 20; If you haven't done so already please be sure to submit your financial reports via the reporting portal immediately. Late reports will result with your agency being placed on the stop pay list. This action will effect ALL state payments to your agency not just payments for these programs. 

We strongly encourage that you submit your financial reports earlier than the established deadline. The sooner you submit your reports the sooner payments can be processed. 

We also strongly encourage that if you are not set-up for Direct Deposit please consider doing so this will also speed up receipt of your payments. 

If you are experiencing issues with getting reports in on-time please be sure to contact Bureau staff right away. If you are in need of technical assistance please contact either Aaron Eldridge at or Jennifer Orban at 
Federal Updates: News from:

Distressed Cities Program accepting TA requests, click here for more information

US Interagency Council on Homelessness
: click here

National Low Income Housing Coalition: click here

Response to White House Actions on Homelessness: 
Last week, news broke that the White House is considering action to further criminalize homelessness, with a focus on California. In response, NLIHC issued this statement:

This week, the White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report titled The State of Homelessness in America. The report combines cherry-picked data, faulty analysis and inaccurate diagnosing of both the problem and its solutions. In addition to getting the fundamentals of homelessness wrong, their policy prescriptions completely miss the mark. Read NLIHC’s full statement in response here:

Senate Releases FY2020 Housing Spending Bill: click here

New Funding Available for the Creation of Community-Based Supportive Housing
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
Partner Updates, Events & More:

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.
Housing Action Illinois: Releases a policy brief on Black and White Disparities in Homelessness
Black Illinoisans are disproportionately more likely to experience homelessness compared to White Illinoisans, even among those living in poverty. Housing Action Illinois' new policy brief uses newly available federal data to examine racial disparities in homelessness in Illinois and suggests policy changes that would help address them.
Protect our Care Illinois: is seeking applications for the following positions;
(click the job title the job title for a link to the description)
Coalition Manager 
Senior Project Manager, Criminal Justice
Legal Research & Policy Attorney

Protect our Care Illinois: Prescription Drug Campaign; click here
Calendar of Events:
Heartland Alliance: Training Opportunities
Harm Reduction in the House: Conversations on the Edge Conference on 10/4/19

NAMI Illinois Conference October 18 & 19, 2019 - Register Today: click here
Goodwill of Peoria : Stand Down Saturday October 19, 2019: Click Here

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 @ 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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