The Supportive Housing Providers Association exists to advocate for issues that will increase and strengthen the supply of supportive housing, increase funding for supportive services, provide a forum for members to discuss their experiences, and to increase the effectiveness of its members through the dissemination of information.
I understand that if my organization is accepted as a member of the Supportive Housing Providers Association that membership carries certain privileges and responsibilities.
The privileges and benefits of membership include:
- Legislative advocates working regularly on behalf of SHPA members and periodic strategic advice for developing and nurturing relationships with legislators.
- Ability to vote on major legislative/policy issues and priorities which guides SHPA’s advocacy efforts.
- Timely knowledge for Call to Action or Action Alerts and necessary materials, such as letter templates or call scripts pertaining to important legislation that impacts supportive housing and residents.
- Forum for information sharing on the current financial and political environment for developing supportive housing.
- Benefits of networking with providers of supportive housing from across the state and sharing of best practices at semi-annual associations meetings and regional workshops at least 2x per year.
- Benefits of broader network of members and affiliates, such as Healthcare Systems, Landlords & Developers, Managed Care Organizations
- Free or discounted attendance at regional workshops that could include CEU credits for further staff development.
- Access to any studies or educational materials developed by or shared with SHPA for educating legislators and the public regarding supportive housing.
- Robust Resident Leadership Program to assist residents in their advocacy development and Scholarships to attend the Annual Resident Conference Annual and Spring Association meetings, and other local and national conferences as budget allows.
- Electronic Peer to Peer program to share ideas, discuss challenges, and information sharing as needed.
The responsibilities of membership include:
- Agreeing to maintain confidentiality and trust which will enable members to discuss their projects in an environment, which is not threatening to their organization’s viability.
- Agreeing to share honestly with other members your experience so that all members can learn from it to improve their projects.
- Agreeing to pay annual dues according to the sliding scale below for membership in the Supportive Housing Providers Association.
- Membership meetings in Springfield.
- Supporting major SHPA advocacy campaigns through calls, letters, or visits to legislators.Your organization’s dues are based on the size of your organizational budget as follows:
- Not-for-Profit Organizations with budgets of:
- $0 to $250,000 pay annual dues of $460
- $250,001 to $500,000 pay annual dues of $805
- $500,001 to $1 million pay annual dues of $1,725
- Over $1 million pay annual dues of $2,300
- Not-for-Profit Organizations desiring to team, align, join in, ally or band together with the association $345
- Individuals interested in supporting the work of the Association through financial contribution, excludes for-profit businesses, consultants, etc., pay annual dues of $450
- Continua of Care pay annual dues of $100
- For Profit business or entity operating to make profit and/or has a scope outside of socialservices and interested in participating in SHPA activities; pay annual dues of $575 (limited membership benefits) – other sponsorship opportunities are available.
Failure to meet the responsibilities of membership can result in loss of membership in the organization and the forfeiture of all dues paid. Membership in SHPA does not constitute the automatic endorsement by SHPA of the applying organization’s activities. By signing my name to this document, I agree that if my organization is chosen for membership, we will abide by the responsibilities outlined above.