Ending Homelessness

State Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

Illinois Office to Prevent and End Homelessness logoThe Illinois Interagency Task Force on Homelessness & Community Advisory Council on Homelessness will deliver a strategic plan to Governor Pritzker and the IL General Assembly by March 30, 2022.

A Community Webinar was held on March 10, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM to present the draft plan and receive feedback from community members. You can find the minutes and/or listen to a recording of the meeting by clicking on the following link:

March 10, 2022 Community Webinar

You can additionally provide written feedback on the plan from by March 10 to April 15, 2022:

State Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness Plan Feedback

 Ending Homelessness Listening Sessions

The Illinois Office to Prevent and End Homelessness and the Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA) are partnering with the Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care (CoC) and local communities to gather input on what should be included in the State Plan. Please provide your feedback on how the State of Illinois can work across agencies and with communities to best serve people experiencing homelessness and housing security.

There will be numerous sessions held across Illinois. You are invited to attend your regional meeting in-person or via a streaming platform. There will be a cap on how many people can attend the session in-person. Please click on the registration link to register for in-person or virtual attendance. 

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Persons experiencing homelessness and/or housing instability are encouraged to attend and will receive a $25 gift card for participation. To ensure resident voices are heard, there will be dedicated sessions for persons experiencing homelessness and housing stability only. People experiencing homelessness and housing instability are welcome to attend any session they chose. Please look to the registration for more details on these session.

Please note that COVID-19 protocols will be followed for all in-person sessions, including wearing masks and social distancing, additional protocols may be implemented based on individual site requirements.

Date Time   Region/Location
Week 1
12/06/2021 1:00-2:30 PM Western Region: Rock Island Camden Center, 2701 1st. e, Milan, IL 61264
12/07/2021 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Southern Region: St Claire County Office building; #10 Public Square, Belleville, IL
12/08/2021 11:00 AM -12:30 PM Southern Region: Mount Vernon Magnum Steel, 200 N Shiloh Dr, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
12/08/2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Southern Region: Embarrass River Basin Agency (ERBA), 400 W. Pleasant Street, Greenup, IL 62428
12/09/2021 10:00 AM -11:30 AM Central Region: Champaign Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect, Champaign, IL
12/09/2021 3:00-4:30 PM Central Region: Springfield/Quincy Salvation Army, 1600 E. Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62703
12/10/2021 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Region: Peoria Public Library Main Branch, 107 N.E. Monroe, Peoria Il 61602
12/10/2021 1:00 PM-2:30 P.M. Session for Person's Experiencing Homelessness- Central Region: Peoria Public Library Main Branch, 107 N.E. Monroe, Peoria Il 61602
Week 2
12/13/2021 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Session for Person's experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity- Suburban Cook Region (Virtual)
12/13/2021 2:00 PM-3:30 PM Session for Person's Experiencing Homelessness - Chicago Region: Deborah's Place, 2822 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL
12/14/2021 10:00am - 11:30 AM Collar County Region: Aurora Site-TBD
12/14/2021 3:00 PM-4:30 PM Northern Region: Rockford Site-(Virtual)
12/15/2021 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Chicago Region: West side - Deborah's Place, 2822 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL
12/15/2021 1:00 PM-2:30 PM Suburban Cook Region: Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County, 4415 Harrison St., Hillside, IL 60162
12/16/2021 10:00AM-11:30 AM Chicago Region: Southside Site-Woodson Public Library, 9525 S. Halstead, Chicago

Please contact homeless.office@illinois.gov with any questions.

Other Links

Executive Order 2021-21, Executive Order to Fight Homelessness in Illinois effective September 03, 2021.

Gov. Pritzker Launches Comprehensive Approach to Fighting Homelessness in Illinois

The Illinois Interagency Task Force on Homelessness

The Community Advisory Council on Homelessness