The Statewide Referral Network (SRN) provides an opportunity for individuals with disabilities or individuals experiencing homelessness or those at-risk of homelessness the chance to access Supportive Affordable housing. Supportive Housing is for low income eligible individuals or families who wish to reside in the communities of their choice, receiving services by providers they choose and only with those supportive services they need to move towards individual self-sufficiency within the community.
Feel free to contact Lore Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alexis DeWeese at email@example.com to request guidance and information on how to access and use the PAIR module, Section 811 PRA waitlist, SRN waitlist or ILHousingSearch.org.
Service Provider Tip #1:
You must click the check box on your client's application that indicates that you will 'agree to' and continue to provide supportive services to your client for your client's application to be accepted and approved for the wait list. If you or your agency cannot directly provide all supportive services required by your client, you need to at least be able to commit to coordinating any supportive services that your client may need through the housing application, move in and the housing sustainability processes. Supportive Services can include, but are not limited to: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Job Training, Transportation, Child Care, Advocacy, Case Management, Follow up, etcetera.
Service Provider Tip #2:
When an 'Offer Letter' or a 'Notice of Availability' is sent to your client, or to you on behalf of your client, make sure that you respond as quickly as possible and even if they are not interested in accepting the offer. We track interest and non interest in units offered. Also, the sooner your client's respond the more quickly it will be sent onto the property for referral. Referrals are processed by the property manager in the order in which they are received.
ATTENTION: Oak Park Housing Authority Non Elderly Disabled (NED) Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) are still available!!! Please email Lore.Baker@illinois.gov or Alexis.DeWeese@illinois.gov for an application or more information.
BELOW ARE STATEWIDE REFERRAL NETWORK (SRN) UNITS THAT ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. THESE UNITS DON'T HAVE ANY PERSONS ON OUR ONLINE WAITING LIST OR PRE-SCREENING, ASSESSMENT, INTAKE & REFERRAL (PAIR) MODULE THAT HAVE SELECTED TO LIVE IN THESE COMMUNITIES AND FIT THE CRITERIA.
Casa Maravilla 2021 S. Morgan Chicago Cook 0 Bedroom/ Studio 55+
Evergreen Court 2226 S Goebbert Road Arlington Heights Cook 1 Bedroom Wheelchair Accessible Only
Lynwood Phase II 2450 Lake Pointe Dr. Lynwood Cook 1 Bedroom 62+
Senior Suites of Bellwood 3201 Randolph Street Bellwood Cook 1 Bedroom 62+
Ottawa Senior Housing 2582 Champlain St. Ottawa LaSalle 1 Bedroom 62+
Woodridge Horizon Senior Living Community 8099 Janes Woodridge DuPage 1 Bedroom 62+ Adaptable Units
Golden Oaks Senior Apartments North Van Buren Litchfield Montgomery 1 Bedroom 62+
Hamilton on the Park 1201 Brookston Ct. Urbana Champaign 1 Bedroom No Age Restrictions
Lamplight Manor 710 S. Hancock Street Hamilton McLeansboro 2 Bedroom No Age Restrictions
Hawthorne Lakes Senior Residence 20240 S. Pine Hill Road Frankford Will 1 Bedroom 55+
Oxford House Apartment 2700 N. Monroe St. Decatur Macon 1 Bedroom 62+ and Qualified Disabled Individuals
Laborer's Home Development 1335 South Diamond Street Jacksonville Morgan 1 Bedroom 62+ and Qualified Disabled Individuals/ Hearing Impaired Unit Available
St. James Place 720 Water Street Pontiac Livingston 3 Bedroom No Age Restrictions
Woodlawn Apartments 701 Filmore Square Herrin Williamson 1 Bedroom
2Bedroom No Age Restrictions
These aren't the only SRN units available, just the units that don't currently have active referrals. In order for your consumers to have access to all of the available SRN units every month, they have to be entered into the PAIR module or waiting list.
Twenty six years ago, when President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, he called it "powerful in its simplicity" and explained, "It will ensure that people with disabilities are given the basic guarantees for which they have worked so long and so hard: independence, freedom of choice, control of their lives, the opportunity to blend fully and equally into the rich mosaic of the American mainstream." On the ADA's 26th Anniversary, Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, shares stories of those whose lives have been changed by the Department of Justice's enforcement efforts and reaffirms the Department's commitment to fulfilling the great promise of the ADA.
To find out more about the ADA, call the Justice Department's toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TTY), or access its ADA.gov website.
Harm Reduction Conference Information
We heard you loud and clear!
Our popular Just Say Know workshop is back, with more time for learning!
What is Just Say Know?
The Best Practices of participant-centered care and stage-based interventions may require detailed dialogue about minimizing the dangers and maximizing the benefits of substance use, which requires agility and extensive knowledge. This workshop will dissect some of the rationales and rituals, gear and goals of different substances, drug mixes, and consumption methods. Please plan for hands-on learning with drug consumption equipment and associated injury and infection prevention materials.
The Just Say Know track at this year's conference has been extended to 3 hours to allow attendees plenty of time to ask questions and learn all they can about safer drug use strategies.
Presenters Mathew Silver and Maya Doe-Simkins will be returning along with other experts in the field.
Registration is open!
Registration rate: $100
9 AM - 4 PM, Friday, September 23, 2016
UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL
Stay tuned for more updates about presenters and descriptions!
For a look at previous years' themes and presentations visit our website here: http://www.midwestharmreduction.org/conference.html
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