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Thank You Campaign

We don’t want to miss this opportunity to express our gratitude to the Leaders and every Member of the General Assembly who supported the budget and their commitment to the people of their district and across the State of Illinois.

SHPA has initiated a THANK YOU Campaign to say thank you to the leaders and members of the General Assembly who voted to approve the FY2020 Illinois State Budget which included the largest increase in funding for supportive housing services in many years.

SHPA has already reached out to all members and leaders of the General Assembly who voted in the affirmative to approve the FY2020 Budget and now WE ASK THAT YOU DO THE SAME !!

Click here for a template Thank You Note that you can use. Please place on your agency letterhead, fill in the appropriate information, and mail to your respective legislators district office (look up) thanking them for their support. Please feel free to add your own agencies experience(s) and/or residents stories to personalize the letter. Another nice touch would be to have staff and residents sign the letter with you. We also ask that you invite them to come and visit your programs. Should they accept the offer of a visit, please contact SHPA so we are aware and may assist as needed.

In addition, to the Thank You Note, we have attached a One Page Overview.  We ask that you include this one pager with your Thank You Note.

We have also attached the voting list for both the House and Senate that reflects those members who voted to approve the budget. Once again, we ask that the Thank You Note only be sent to those who voted in the affirmative.

Finally, we strongly request that you send a copy of the letter (via e-mail) to SHPA so that we can keep track of which members of the General Assembly have been thanked.

Action Alerts!

Please take a look at the FY2020 Budget & Fair Tax links.


This shows how progress can be made with persistence and when we all work together. SHPA is so proud to have been a part of this coalition.


National Alliance to End Homelessness

Round 3 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP)
Deadline Reminder
There are only 2 days remaining until the application submission deadline for the Round 3 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is due. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM EDT.


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.

But figuring out how to tell your story can be a struggle. Where do you start? What do you include? How can you tell it so that people remember what you said and are moved to action?

Join SHPA and Housing Action Illinois for a workshop in which we will explore all of this and more. After talking about what makes a story compelling and sharing tips for how to catch and keep people’s attention, we’ll practice putting these ideas into action.

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

Each workshop will be four hours long (10am-2pm), and lunch will be provided.

  • 301 NE Jefferson St, Peoria Illinois – May 9
  • 502 7th St, Rockford, IL. (Katie’s Cup) – July 18
  • 4415 Harrison St, Hillside , IL. (Alliance to End Homelessness of Suburban Cook County) – August 8
  • Chicago (Catholic Charities – 2601 W Marquette Rd, Chicago, IL 60629) – August 22

Registration is open for all locations and is limited to the first 30 registrants per location so don’t delay REGISTER NOW !!

To Register, click HERE