The Community Advisory Council on Homelessness


The Community Advisory Council shall meet at least four times a year.


March 1, 2023 

June 14, 2023

September 6, 2023

December 6, 2023


March 7, 2022

June 6, 2022

September 20, 2022

November 7, 2022

Board/Commission/Task Force Requirements

Training Requirements

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The Community Advisory Council shall consist of diverse stakeholders that represent the goals and population described in this executive order, to be appointed by the Governor. Members should be geographically diverse to represent the needs of urban, suburban, and rural communities across Illinois. The Chief may include any State agency staff that they deem necessary as ex officio, non-voting members of the Community Advisory Council.

Name Organization Appointment Expiration Date
Sandy Deters Embarras River Basin Agency, Inc 2/7/2025
Otha Gaston Lived Experience - Chicago 2/7/2025
Christine Haley* Illinois State Homelessness Chief 2/7/2025
Jennifer Hill Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County 2/7/2025
Niya Kelly Chicago Coalition for the Homeless 2/7/2025
Brandie Knazze Chicago Department of Family & Support Services 2/7/2025
Behavioral Health Association of Illinois 2/7/2025
Ron Lund Project Now 2/7/2025
Tamela Milan Alexander Collaboration on Child Homelessness - IL 2/7/2025
Richard Monocchio Housing Authority of Cook County 2/7/2025
Catherine O'Brien Access Living 2/7/2025
Brenda O'Connell Lake County 2/7/2025
Debbie Reznick Polk Bros. Foundation 2/7/2025
Veronica Reyes The Resurrection Project 2/7/2025
Susan Reyna-Guerrero Covenant House 2/7/2025
Carolyn Ross All Chicago 2/7/2025
Richard Rowe CSH 2/7/2025
Nicole Wilson Heart of Illinois United Way 2/7/2025

* Co-Chair