Interagency Task Force on Homelessness

Board and Commission Details

Meeting Information

The Task Force shall meet at the call of the chair, at least 4 times per year

Contact Name

Department of Human Services

Function

The Interagency Task Force on Homelessness is created within the Department of Human Services to facilitate and implement initiatives related to decreasing homelessness and unnecessary institutionalization in this State, improve health and human services outcomes for people who experience homelessness, and strengthen the safety nets that contribute to housing stability. The Task Force shall: (1) Implement the State Plan which is aimed at addressing homelessness and unnecessary institutionalization with the goals of achieving functional zero homelessness, improving health and human services outcomes for people experiencing homelessness, and strengthening the safety nets that contribute to housing stability. (2) Recommend policy, regulatory, and resource changes necessary to accomplish goals and objectives laid out in the State Plan. (3) Serve within State government and in the State at large as an advocate for people experiencing homelessness. (4) Provide leadership for and collaborate with those developing and implementing local plans to end homelessness in Illinois, including, but not limited to, the Community Advisory Council and its members. (5) Recommend the resources needed for successful implementation and oversee that implementation. (6) Recommend and promote effective interagency collaboration and system integration to converge related efforts, including coordination with the Illinois Youth Homelessness Prevention Subcommittee, the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty, and the Illinois Commission to End Hunger on drafting policy recommendations related to the intersection of homelessness and poverty. (7) Recommend needed policy, regulatory, and resource distribution changes; make oversight recommendations that will ensure accountability, results, and sustained success; and develop specific proposals and recommendations for action to provide to the Governor and the General Assembly. The Task Force may solicit feedback from stakeholders, customers, and advocates to inform Task Force recommendations as necessary.

Compensation

Members shall serve without compensation.

Composition

The Task Force shall include the following members appointed by the Governor (1) The Chief Homelessness Officer, who shall serve as Chair. (2) The Secretary of Human Services, or his or her designee. (3) The Executive Director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, or his or her designee. (4) The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or his or her designee. (5) The Superintendent of the State Board of Education, or his or her designee. (6) The Executive Director of the Board of Higher Education, or his or her designee. (7) The Executive Director of the Illinois Community College Board, or his or her designee. (8) The Director of Corrections, or his or her designee. (9) The Director of Veterans' Affairs, or his or her designee. (10) The Director of Children and Family Services, or his or her designee. (11) The Director of Public Health, or his or her designee. (12) The Director of Aging, or his or her designee. (13) The Director of Juvenile Justice, or his or her designee. (14) The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her designee. (15) The Director of Employment Security, or his or her designee. (16) The Director of the Illinois State Police, or his or her designee. (17) The Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority, or his or her designee. (18) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, or his or her designee. The Task Force shall also include the following members: (1) One member appointed by the President of the Senate. (2) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate. (3) One member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (4) One member appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. The Chair of the Task Force may appoint additional representatives from State agencies as needed.

Chair

State Homelessness Chief Officer at DHS

Authority

PA 103-0269


Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Johnson, Sen. Andriane 01/08/2025 08/24/2023 President of the Senate. Member
Haley. Christine 11/06/2023 Governor Member, Chair Chief Homelessness Officer Cook
Quintero, Dulce M. 09/29/2023 Governor Member Secretary of Human Services, or his or her designee. Cook
Faust, Kristin Lea 09/29/2023 Governor Member The Executive Director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, or his or her designee Cook
Vacant Governor Member The Director of Healthcare and Family Services, or his or her designee.
Aaranowski, Jeffrey A. 12/11/2023 Governor Member The Superintendent of the State Board of Education, or his or her designee. Will
Ostro, Ginger 03/08/2024 Governor Member The Executive Director of the Board of Higher Education, or his or her designee
Durham, Brian 02/23/2024 Governor Member The Executive Director of the Illinois Community College Board, or his or her designee. Sangamon
Richards, Kristin A. 10/27/2023 Governor Member The Director of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, or his or her designee. Cook
Prince, Terry 03/15/2024 Governor Member The Director of Veterans' Affairs, or his or her designee. Cook
Staley, Marc 09/22/2023 Governor Member The Director of Children and Family Services, or his or her designee. Sangamon
Vohra, Sameer 09/29/2023 Governor Member The Director of Public Health, or his or her designee. Sangamon
Vacant Governor Member The Director of Aging, or his or her designee.
Adams, Delrice 04/05/2024 Governor Member The Director of Juvenile Justice, or his or her designee.
Hughes, Latoya 09/29/2023 Governor Member The Director of Corrections, or his or her designee. Cook
Marchiori, Raymond 09/22/2023 Governor Member The Director of Employment Security, or his or her designee. McHenry
Kelly, Brendan F. 03/01/2024 Governor Member The Director of the Illinois State Police, or his or her designee. St. Clair
Vacant Governor Member The Executive Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority, or his or her designee.
Vacant Governor Member The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, or his or her designee
Vacant Minority Leader of the Senate. Member
Jimenez, Rep. Lilian 08/11/2023 Speaker of the House of Representatives Member
Schmidt, Rep. Kevin 10/03/2023 Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. Member