Budget Impasse, Big Budget Cuts, Not Enough Revenue!
The Stop Gap Budget will permit supportive housing providers to remain on life-support
rather than dying an organizational death. Without a full-funding solution, providers will
not be able to sustain service delivery and Residents will slide toward a return to
homelessness. Continue your advocacy. We need full funding for supportive housing.
Mental Health Services:
Vote Yes! for Supportive Housing!!
Medicaid for Supportive Housing Services on the Horizon!
Please pay attention to policy changes that are occurring at the federal level that open the door for consideration of Medicaid coverage of housing-related activities and services for individuals with disabilities (yes, including people who are experiencing chronic homelessness). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are currently soliciting comment on a proposed regulation that would permit states to modify their state Medicaid plan or seek a waiver of Medicaid regulations to permit coverage of supportive housing services. It’s time to take next steps in considering housing as healthcare.
See the new HUD Informational Bulletin about Medicaid coverage for supportive housing services!
Emergency Solutions Grant - Webinar
The ESG program provides funding to:
(1) engage homeless individuals and families living on the street;
(2) improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
(3) help operate these shelters;
(4) provide essential services to shelter residents,
(5) rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and
(6) prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.
Click the link below for the ESG Webinar
Connect to Work (www.ConnectToWork.org)
The Connect-to-Work Matrix was developed by the Supportive Housing providers Association of Illinois (SHPA) through it Connect-to-Work project. The Connect-to-Work project was supported by a grant from the Butler Family Fund. For the project, SHPA hired a consultant and appointed an Advisory Council of respected researchers and practitioners. To create the Matrix SHPA identified, described and categorized more than 80 best and/or promising employment practices. The practices came from model programs, from research and from discussions with experts. These practices were then placed on an interactive website.
The Matrix Guide is intended for management-level staff to assist them in creating employment skills programs for persons experiencing or emerging from homelessness.
Click HERE for the PowerPoint presentation.
Click HERE for the webinar link.
Click HERE to hear personal testimony from Chris.
Click HERE to hear personal testimony from Venus about the program.
Click HERE to hear personal testimony from Antoinette.
Click HERE to see personal testimony from Patricia.