Restore  Supportive Housing Funding! Support a Revenue Solution


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Now, more than in any previous year, supportive housing funding is at risk!

The Governor's proposed budget:
  • eliminates all funding for homeless supportive housing services ($12.7 million cut) and
  • cuts "special projects", including mental health supportive housing projects and "bridge subsidies" ($9 million cut)! 
These cuts and limitations are imposed on our most vulnerable of citizens.
The Legislature budget proposal (HB 4165) seeks to restore supportive housing funding. To make this proposal work, we need a revenue solution!

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    1. About the Budget 
    2. Advocacy Tools
    3. Spring Meeting and Lobby Day
    4. The Rauner Administration
    5. Illinois Legislator Contact Information
    6. "How to" Section
    7. Governor and Legislative Leadership Contact Information

1. About the Budget


2. Advocacy Materials


3. Spring Meeting and Lobby Day

Reactions to the FY 2016 Budget

          From Legislative Leaders

                  From Speaker Madigan

                  - From Senate President Cullerton

                  - Senator Cullerton on Youtube  at 49.01 mark.

                  - From  Senator Heather Steans, Chairperson of the Senate Appropriations I Committee

                 -  From Rep. Sen. Leader Christine Radogno & Rep. House Leader Jim Durkin :40.10 mark.

           From Special Interest Groups/Individuals

                  - AFSCME Council 

                  - Americans for Prosperity – Illinois 

                  - Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce 

                  - Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago

                   - Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

                  - Illinois AFL-CIO

                  - Illinois Chamber of Commerce

                  - Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger

                   - Illinois Education Association

                   - Illinois Federation of Teachers

                   - Illinois Hospital Association

                   - Illinois Legislative Black Caucus

                   - Illinois Policy Institute

                   - Illinois Retail Merchants’ Association

                   - Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

                    Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

                     - Responsible Budget Coalition

            From News Coverage

                    - ABC News Chicago

                     - Associated Press

                     - Belleville News-Democrat

                     - Crain’s Chicago Business

                     - Crain’s Chicago Business (Greg Hinz coverage)

                     - Chicago Sun-Times

                     - Chicago Tribune (coverage of governor’s address)

                     - Chicago Tribune (reaction from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)

                     - Daily Herald

                     - NBC 5 Chicago

                     - Reuters

                     - WGN TV Chicago


4. Governor Rauner's Administration


5. Illinois Legislator Contact Info

  1. State Legislator Contact Information, Committee Assignments, Caucus Membership 
  2. Illinois General Assembly


6. How to 

  1. How to Find A Legislator
  1. How to Find A Senator
  2. How to Find a Representative
  3. How to Find a Legislative District
  4. How A Bill Becomes a Law
  5. How to Find a Bill
  6. How to Create and Submit a Witness Slip
  7. How to Testify at a Legislative Hearing
  8. The Basics of Giving Testimony
  9. Ten Steps to Being and Effective Advocate
  10. Video Release Form
  11. SHPA Video Testimonial Tips


7. Governor and Legislative Leader Contact Information

Governor Rauner 

Office of the Governor

207 State House

Springfield, IL  62706


Senate President John Cullerton

1726 West Belmont

Chicago, IL  60657


Speaker Michael Madigan

6500 South Pulaski Road

Chicago, IL  60629


Senate Leader Christine Radogno

1011 State Street

Suite 210

Lemont, IL  60439


House Leader Jim Durkin

16W281 83rd Street

Suite C

Burr Ridge, IL  60527