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Housing and Opportunities that are
Useful for Students' Excellence (HOUSE) Liaisons

HOUSE Liaisons

Beginning August 1, 2022, each institution of higher education is required to designate a member of staff to serve as a HOUSE liaison to homeless students. The designated staff member is required to undergo annual training, collect certain data on the institution’s homeless population, and to annually report to IBHE as part of this role.

HOUSE Liaisons Names and Contact Information

HOUSE Liaison Contact Information Update Form Download Contact Information (PDF)

Annual Reports on Homeless Students and Youth in Care

The Higher Education Housing and Opportunities Act requires institutions to annually report to IBHE about the activities of the HOUSE Liaison and the number of homeless students and youth in care enrolled at each institution. This section includes all information relating to this requirement.

FY 2023 Annual Report (PDF) FY 2023 Reporting Questions (PDF) FY 2023 Reporting Compliance

AY 2023-2024 HOUSE Liaison Training

AY 2023-2024 HOUSE Liaison Training took place November 8, 2023 via Webex and was recorded. If you are a HOUSE Liaison that has not completed the mandatory training for AY 2022-2023, you must view the recorded training, complete and sign the training certification statement, and return it. If you represent a 4-year public or private college or university, return the certification statement to Ashley Lewis ( ). If you represent a community college, return the certification statement to ICCB ( ). The training must be completed and certification statement sent by December 8, 2023.

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End Student Housing Insecurity (ESHI) Grant

The Illinois Board of Higher Education is offering a competitive grant opportunity to public and private, non-profit, independent four-year institutions in Illinois holding accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Deadline to apply is October 13, 2023 at 12 p.m.

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Melissa Van
Policy Research Associate

Ashley Lewis
Assistant Director of Policy Research