Beginning August 1, 2022, Illinois Public Act 102-0083, the Higher Education House and Opportunities Act, requires each institution of higher education to designate a member of staff to serve as the Housing and Opportunities that are Useful for Students’ Excellence Liaison (HOUSE Liaison).

HOUSE Liaisons provide assistance and resources to any homeless student or student in foster care enrolled at the institution. HOUSE Liaisons are also required to undergo annual training and collect certain data on the institution’s homeless population as part of this role. Additional HOUSE Liaison responsibilities are detailed in P.A. 102-0083. Below, ICCB includes links to the required annual training as well as links to other resources that may be beneficial to HOUSE Liaisons.

Academic Year 2023-2024 HOUSE Liaison Training

The AY23-24 HOUSE Liaison Training, recorded on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 is available for review. This is a mandatory training for all designated HOUSE Liaisons.

Play the HOUSE Liaison Training Video-20231108

After completion of the training, please complete the FY2023-24 Certification of HOUSE liaison training certificate and submit it to

If you have any questions about the training or requirements for HOUSE Liaisons, please reach out to Deana Schenk, Senior Director for Student Success and Learning Renewal,

State and Federal Laws

IL Public Act 102-0083 Higher Education Housing and Opportunities Act

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Additional Resources

Continuum of Care Fact Sheet

National Center for Homeless Education

Illinois Office to Prevent and End Homelessness

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless

If you have any questions about the HOUSE Liaison program, please contact Deana Schenk, Senior Director for Student Success and Learning Renewal,, or Mackenzie Montgomery, Director for Student Success,