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SHPA News!

SHPA wants to ensure the health and well-being of our members and residents and therefore will heed the recommendations of the health professionals and cancel the 2020 Spring Conference and Advocacy Day. Another contributing factor is due to public health concerns next week’s legislative session has been cancelled and the Capitol has been closed to all large group gatherings until further notice.

This does not mean that our Advocacy efforts are cancelled, through the Legislative Committee, our Government Affairs consultant, and new Policy and Advocacy Coordinator will be restructuring our advocacy efforts to a letter writing, phone, and in district meeting campaign where we plan to engage our members agencies and residents to get involved.

We will also be looking to plan a similar event later this year when all gets settled. (More to come).

Registration Refunds:
Those who have paid registration will be automatically refunded in the method in which payment was made. If you have any questions about your refund, please contact Mary Palmer at (217) 321-2476 x5 or mpalmer@firminc.com

Lodging:
All rooms under the SHPA Conference rooming block have been cancelled, this includes all self-registrations. Please feel free to contact the hotel directly to confirm.

If you have any questions you can contact me at d.esposito@shpa-il.org or via phone at 217- 321-2476 x2

Thank you,
David Esposito
Executive Director

SHPA Supports Adoption of the Illinois Fair Tax Amendment

SHPA has decided to support adoption of the Fair Tax Amendment to the state Constitution, which Illinois voters will consider in the November general election.

The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget has estimated that the Fair Tax Amendment, if approved, will generate $3.6 billion in additional annual revenue, thereby helping the state to fix its structural deficit, provide adequate funding to supportive housing services, and meet its obligations to all Illinoisans, especially vulnerable citizens.

We encourage all SHPA members to carefully consider the merits of the Fair Tax Amendment and the potential consequences if it is not adopted. Click here for SHPA’s fact sheet on the Fair Tax Amendment.

SHPA Committee Meetings Scheduled:
Legislative Committee – Third Thursday of the Month @ 9:30a
Resident Committee – Third Tuesday of the Month @ 2:00p
Governance Committee – Fourth Tuesday of the Month @ 2:00p
Standards & Best Practices Committee – Fourth Monday of the Month @ 11:30a

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