On Wednesday, July 26, Governor JB Pritzker signed HB2831, codifying the Illinois Interagency Task Force on Homelessness and the Community Advisory Council on Homelessness.
This bill codifies the unprecedented interagency collaboration to move Illinois to “functional zero” homelessness by bolstering the safety net, targeting high-risk populations, expanding affordable housing, securing financial stability for unhoused individuals, and closing the mortality gap.
The Interagency Task Force and Community Advisory Council work across 17 Illinois state departments and agencies and over 100 processes, programs, and policies to develop a comprehensive plan to combat homelessness.
The plan’s goal is to prevent shelter entry and, where unavoidable, ensure that shelter stays are limited and lead to quick transitions into stable living situations. HB2831 continues the vital work of the Task Force and Council and ensures their mission is protected by state law.
The signing took place at Featherfist with many Chicago CoC members in attendance, including All Chicago’s President & CEO Carolyn Ross, who introduced the Governor for the signing.
Read the full press release from the Governor’s Office.
Watch a recording of the bill signing on WGNTV.
Photo Credit: Governor Priztker’s Office
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