JULY 31, DEADLINE is fast approaching

Need help registering more than one resident please contact any SHPA staff at (217) 321-2476 or via-email at, or 
AUGUST 13 & 14, 2019
This year SHPA will be holding its statewide two-day Residents Conference in Springfield. What better place to come together and discuss Resident topics related to Permanent Supportive Housing and learn the process and importance of advocacy than at our
State Capitol!!

Residents will come together the afternoon on Tuesday, August 13th for a fun and exciting activity, learn about the legislative process and have an opportunity to network at a meet & greet dinner. The Conference will continue on Wednesday morning, August 14th at The State House Inn for more education workshops, lunch, and updates from SHPA.
Residents may also register by visiting our website at
Resident Scholarships are available for SHPA Members.

Staff accompanying the residents and attending the conference will need to make their own lodging reservations by contacting The State House Inn at (217) 528-5100. Discounted rate is available through July 31, 2019 under the "Supportive Housing Providers" rooming block.
For more information please contact Aaron Edridge at or via phone at (217) 321-2476 x1
Resident Storytelling For Change Workshops are coming to Hillside & Chicago in August
(see details below)
Supportive Housing Providers Association and
Housing Action Illinois

The seeds of change are found in everyday experience. The stories of people who live in supportive housing can shed light on important issues, such as what it is like to experience homelessness or live with mental illness or a disability.

Because of this, SHPA and Housing Action Illinois are partnering to bring a series of five free storytelling workshops throughout Illinois in the coming year. We want to help residents of permanent supportive housing explore how they can tell their stories to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

All workshop participants will have the chance to share their stories for publication online or in a print magazine.

Next Up:

August 8, 2019
Alliance to End Homelessness of Suburban Cook County

4415 Harrison St, Suite 228
Hillside, Illinois


August 22, 2019
Catholic Charities

2601 W Marquette Rd 
Chicago, Illinois



Each workshop will be four hours long (10:00a - 2:00p)
(lunch will be provided)

Registration is open for BOTH LOCATIONS and is limited to 30 participants per workshop so don't wait REGISTER NOW !! 



for more information contact:
Aaron Eldridge Sr. at
Jennifer M. Orban at

The "Storytelling for Change Workshops" are supported by the
Illinois Charitable Trust
Highlights 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. 

Message from the Secretary Grace Hou
Federal Updates: 

The FY 2019 CoC Program Competition is Now Open
The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2019 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Additional resources are available on the e-snaps page on the HUD Exchange.

The CoC Application, CoC Priority Listing, and Project Applications will be available the week of July 8, 2019 in e-snaps. Collaborative Applicants and project applicants will be able to access the applications to review, update, and enter information that is required for the application process. 

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


$40 Million in HUD-VASH Available to Support Approximately 5,000 New Vouchers
Notice PIH 2019-15 (HA) announces the availability of $40 million in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) that will support approximately 5,000 new vouchers. These vouchers are administered in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and enable homeless veterans and their families to access affordable housing and supportive services.
The HUD-VASH program combines HUD Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by local VA Medical Centers (VAMCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), or other entities as designated by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA medical facility refers all eligible HUD-VASH families to the partnering Public Housing Agency (PHA).
Registrations of Interest must be submitted electronically to no later than midnight in the time zone of the PHA on August 19, 2019. See Section 7 of the notice for all Registration of Interest Requirements.
Visit the HUD Exchange at
Partner Updates & Other News: 


Save the Date: Permanent Housing Conferences – Fall 2019
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with the support of HUD, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), and other national partners, is pleased to announce three Federal Permanent Housing Conferences for Fall 2019. The conferences are intended for Continuums of Care (CoCs), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) recipients and subrecipients, and CoC recipients. Each event will be identical in content, and the events are targeted at Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Grantees, the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) representatives, and CoC Partners.
These events, which will be different in format and content from the 2017 and 2018 Rapid Rehousing Institutes, will bring together housing practitioners and planners from around the country for an intensive, 1.5-day long training and conference event focused on various topics and solutions to end homelessness in the current affordable housing crisis. A preliminary agenda will be released later in the summer.
Due to space limitations, there will be a limit to the number of individual attendees per CoC. HUD will provide more information on the number of CoC-funded staff that can attend from each CoC as the locations and space limitations are finalized. Once registration opens, act fast to ensure your CoC will be represented. SSVF Grantees do not contribute toward your overall CoC cap; the VA will communicate with SSVF grantees about the number of participants they can send to each event.
While the site locations are still being confirmed, we anticipate the following schedule:
  • East Coast (Charlotte, NC): October 22-23, 2019
  • Mid-Region (Dallas, TX): November 5-6, 2019
  • West Coast (San Diego, CA): November 19-20, 2019
We will continue to provide information as registration and travel logistics become available. In the meantime, questions related to these events can be sent to the SSVF program’s technical assistance email address at
This event is being sponsored by the VA, with support from HUD, USICH, and the primary SSVF TA partners: The Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) and Abt Associates.

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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