IDHS/SUPR Releases Permanent Supportive Housing NOFO

The Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). IDHS/SUPR envisions a human service system that enables all to thrive regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, zip code and varying ability. Through its work IDHS/SUPR vows to pursue equity and racial justice with intention, vigor, and tenacity.

This NOFO is intended to provide PSH for individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) or

co-occurring substance use and mental health disorder (COD). Priority populations for this program include young adults, women, and women with children, although organizations may consider all applicants.

IDHS/SUPR expects that organizations that apply for this funding will comply with the Housing First approach which means connecting individuals to housing without preconditions or expectations for treatment or recovery services. Organizations that apply for this funding are expected to provide a full range of tenancy support services that assist individuals in being successful.

Those services include:

  • Applicant outreach
  • Application processing
  • Housing referrals
  • Administration of rental subsidies
  • Tenant services management
  • Quality and compliance monitoring
  • Supportive services development and delivery for participants who request them

IDHS/SUPR is interested in funding organizations that have experience in providing permanent supportive housing to individuals with SUD or co- occurring disorders and in administering rental subsidies and/or housing vouchers.

These organizations must demonstrate their understanding of the Housing First approach and be clear that housing is not dependent on an individual's ability or interest in seeking treatment or other SUD services.

IDHS/SUPR anticipates the availability of approximately $1,000,000 in total funding and anticipates funding between 1-5 grants. Applicants must submit a program plan that describes the proposed services that will be delivered in the identified geographic service areas(s) and the unique features and characteristics of how the organization will approach the delivery of the services identified in this NOFO.

The deadline for submission is January 14, 2022.

Permanent Supportive Housing NOFO