This will be an important week for The Arc with many meetings and events. Today I head
to Chicago for an amazing event hosted by the Chicago Community Trust, the Coleman
Foundation and the Supportive Housing Providers Association on Housing Solutions for
People with Disabilities. See agenda below.

Tuesday, I’m back in Chicago to meet with Sonjoy Musunuri, CEO, Aetna about Integrated
Care and Phase 3. Then Family Support Network Shirley Perez and I will meet with Tony
Records, Ligas Court Monitor to discuss flexible day services for class members.

Wednesday, we’re in Lisle for our monthly Executive Forum featuring on employee recruitment
and retention with Career Builders.

Thursday, I’m back to Chicago to meet with Michael Gelter, the Governor’s lead person on
health care to discuss the Health Alliance, a major grant for health care reform.

Friday, it is Pontiac for a meeting with Director Casey on the waiting list and day services!

Should be a great week!


New Partnerships and Novel Plans:
Housing Solutions for People with Disabilities
September 9, 2013
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 S. LaSalle Street
8:30am – 5pm; reception to follow

Event Agenda

Networking & Registration 8:30 – 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks   9:00 – 9:20 AM
Lore Baker, Executive Director, Supportive Housing Providers Association
Terry Mazany, President and CEO, Chicago Community Trust

Issue Area Background & Current Environment           9:20 – 9:45 AM
Karen Tamley, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities and Chicago
Community Trust Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Fund Co-Chair
Marca Bristo, President and CEO, Access Living

Opening Speakers: Resident Perspective          9:45– 10:15 AM
Facilitator: Grace Hou, President of the Woods Fund of Chicago
•           Takita Hightie – Access Living
•           Mary Lee – Trilogy
•           Stanley Ligas – Individual Advocacy Group

Break  10:15 – 10:30 AM

Key Elements and Highlights of Housing Solutions    10:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Facilitator:      Juanita Irizarry, Senior Program Officer, Chicago Community Trust
Models and Speakers:
Project Development and Vision; Site Selection and Strategies:
Tara Peele, Director, Home First Illinois
Christine Haley, Associate Director, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Legal Component:
Jeff Gilbert, Attorney, Johnson, Jones, Snelling, Gilbert and Davis, P.C.
Service Component:
Mark Ishaug, Executive Director, Threshholds
Social Component:
Jane Doyle, Executive Director, Center for Independent Futures
Public Approval/Leadership Component:
David Pope, Former Village President, Village of Oak Park
Q&A – after each speaker and at the end of the presentations

Lunch and Keynote Speakers      12:45 – 1:45 PM
Antonio Riley, HUD Midwest Regional Administrator
Mary Kenney, IHDA Executive Director

Small Group Discussions  1:45 – 2:45 PM

Partnerships in Housing Solutions Panel: Myers Place          2:45 – 4:00 PM
Facilitator:      Kathy Ryg, current CCT PWD fund member; former state representative
Elected Official:        Irvana K. Wilks, Former Mayor, Village of Mount Prospect
Developer:                 Larry Pusateri, VeriGreen Development
Service Partner:                   Mitch Bruski, Executive Director, Kenneth Young Center
Finance Partner:      Rich Monocchio, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of
Cook County
Advocate:      Hugh Brady, Chair North/Northwest Suburban Task Force

Reactions, Discussion, Next Steps          4:00 – 4:45 PM

Closing Comments & Announcements   4:45 – 5 PM
Juanita Irizarry, Senior Program Officer, Chicago Community Trust

Reception      5:00 – 6:00 PM

Thank you to our event hosts: The Chicago Community Trust, the Pierce Family Foundation,
the Coleman Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust’s Persons with Disabilities Fund and
the Supportive Housing Providers Association.

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)