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Heartland Housing

Heartland Alliance also develops and currently manages several properties throughout Chicago. Their Affordable Housing buildings offer safe and clean apartments at an affordable rate. Their Supportive Housing buildings also offers safe and clean apartments at an affordable rate along with social services on-site. In some cases a rent subsidy may be available. Call the Property Manager to inquire about availability. There is a required screening process and potential waitlist.
(312) 660-1300

A program through Heartland Alliance 773-751-4002
  • Studio apartments for individuals with diagnosed disability due to HIV and other condition.
  • Applicants must have proof of disability, income and photo ID.
  • Residents are charged program fees equal to 1/3 of their income.
  • Residents must be actively working or receiving Social Security to apply for the program.
  • Heartland Alliance Next Step and TLC clients are not eligible for shelter plus care.
  • Applicants with substance abuse histories must have remain abstinent from all drugs and alcohol.
  • Application may be made after an individual has maintained housing in a supportive living environment, maintained employment or social security and maintained supportive services for a minimum of 6 months prior to applying.
  • Austin Neighborhood
  • 148 N. Mayfield
  • Studio Units
  • 773-378-0798
  • Waitlist CLOSED (4/4/13)
  • West Humbold Park
  • 4250 W. North Ave
  • SRO Units
  • 773-276-7058
  • Currently the waitlist is CLOSED, with no information on when it will reopen. (4/4/13)
  • Kenwood Neighborhood
  • 4659 S. Drexel
  • Studios, 1 bedrooms, and 2 bedroom units
  • 773-285-1573
  • Waitlist CLOSED (4/4/13)
  • Chatham Neighborhood
  • 8200 S. Ellis
  • Sudios and 1 bedroom units
  • 773-873-0708
  • Waitlist is OPEN for both studios and 1 bdr, but the waitlist for studios just opened, so it is relatively short (<100 names). The waitlist for studios requires that the property manager check the CHA waiting list first. They will check 60 CHA names for checking their own waitlist for 1 name. Come in M-F, 9-4 to apply. (4/4/13)
  • Kenwood Neighborhood
  • scattered site (units in different buildings)
  • 1, 2, 3 bedroom units
  • 773-326-0545
  • Waitlist CLOSED (4/4/13)
Korean American Community Services

Koram Senior Housing
4444 N. Harding Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: (773) 583-6616
Eligibility: 62+ or disabled individuals and couples (where one partner is disabled or 62+)
The waitlist is CLOSED after being open for a few days (10/29/12)
Mercy Housing Lakefront
4946 N. Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640-7863
(312-447-4500 or (312) 447-4621
See waitlist statuses below for each property. Waitlists are closed unless otherwise specified.
Mercy Housing Lakefront currently operates the following Ten supportive-housing buildings in Chicago's Lakeview, Uptown, South Loop, and Roseland communities. There are two rent structures depending on the building. Tenants either pay 30% of their adjusted gross income in the buildings subsidized by a Section 8 grant, or must pay affordable market rate. Market rate begins in the high $200s.

Mercy Housing Buildings:
(Units range from SROs - 3 bedroom apartments)



  • DELMAR APARTMENTS 773-506-0532

    4946 S. Lake Park
    Chicago, IL 60615
    Phone: 312-447-4603
    Number of Units: 70
    Type of Units: 0, 1 brs
    Section 8 accepted
    Contact: Kimberley Sykes
    Tenancy: Individs/Family, Disabled
    Currently closed. Will re-open in 2 years (as of 4/23/09)

    240 W. 107th Place
    Chicago, IL 60628
    Phone: 312-447-4621
    Number of Units: 81
    Type of Units: 0 brs Tenancy: Single Adults with low to no income.
    As of 011/15/2012, the wait list for Holland Apts is CLOSED. Call the property directly at (773) 672-2038 or walk in to apply for housing (8:30-1). Must bring documentation of homelessness.


    (312) 447-4662

    (312) 447-4662)

  • (312)447-4680 1521 S. Wabash Chicago, IL 60605
    Number of Units: 207
    Eligibility: single adults with low income, who aredisabled and homelessby HUD's definition.
    The waitlist is CLOSED (10/31/12)

  • (312) 867-0728
    Waitlist Opening on June 29th 2010. (as of 5/27/10)

Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.

The Residential Living Arrangements program is for adults with developmental disabilities. Intermediate care facilities are available for those who require more structured activities and settings. Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA) allow maximum independence in apartments and houses on the West and South sides of Chicago. Residential Living Arrangements – Administrative Office 7640 S. Vincennes

Chicago, IL 60620
Ph: 773-602-2660
Contact: Albert Cueller, Division Director

Angela Moore, Director
McKinley Hammond House
6701 S. Morgan Street
(773) 994-0833

Evalynn Beavers, Director

McKinley Davis House

4237 S. Indiana Avenue
(773) 373-1044

Akilah Baker, Director

McKinley Knight House

6600 S. Stewart Avenue
(773) 994-0775

Delois Glasper, Director

McKinley Danforth House
4540 S. Michigan Avenue
(773) 373-1073

Jocelyn Nichols, Director

McKinley Moore House

9135 S. Brandon Avenue
Phone: (773) 731-4033

Call (773) 471-4700 to set up an evaluation. Must be in the program to be housed.

Northside Housing and Supportive Services
835 W. Addison
Chicago IL 60613
Phone: (773) 327-1389
Contact: Neal Mueller or Pete Toepfer
Units: Has 44 studio or single room occupancy units; case management services are provided to clients
Tenancy: Disabled (Homeless or formerly homeless with both a mental health and co-occurring substance abuse diagnosis. Diagnosis must be made by an MD or DO only. Must have dual diagnosis.)

3348 W Hutchinson
Chicago, IL 60618-1258
Phone: (773) 509-0496 OR (847) 251-6212
Tenancy: Mentally Illness as primary issue (18+) must be on Medicaid. Women only.
Number of Units: 30
Type of Units: Studio

CARC is a great place to start for individuals with developmental disabilities of any age. Community Living Programs for adults are available with a variety of levels of support, based on the needs and abilities of each individual. In addition to housing, support staff, community activities, and social opportunities are available. Referrals are made through DHS, DCFS, Community Service Options (CSO) on the south side, and Community Alternatives Unlimited (CAU) on the north side. 8 S. Michigan, #1700
Chicago, IL 60603
Ph: 312-346-6230

Seguin Services
Seguin's Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA) provide a family living environment. This program offers people with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live in a homelike setting while receiving the individualized care they need in a warm, consistent and supportive environment. It is a licensed 24-hour residential program operated under CILA guidelines from the Department of Human Services. The CILA model offers the greatest freedom for people with disabilities to live, work and socialize as others do. They become more and more self-sufficient as they take part in community activities along with their neighbors. 3100 S. Central Ave
Cicero, IL 60804
Main Ph: 708-863-3803
Main Fax: 708-863-3863
Intake (Adult Services) Joseph Mengoni Vice President for Adult Residential and Case Management
Ph: 708-222-4857

Victor C. Neumann Association
Neumann Association’s Residential Services provide safe, clean and affordable residential housing which is fully integrated into the community. The Residential Services homes are located in a variety of neighborhoods throughout Chicago. Each site offers a unique living experience, including some sites that are fully accessible. All sites are located near public transportation. Clients enrolled in this program have access to services such as recreational and social activities, case management, client-centered consultation, counseling, educational sessions, life skills management, mobility/transportation training and vocational training. Each site provides a specific level of staff supervision ranging from 4 – 24 hours per day, depending on the needs of the residents.

5547 N. Ravenswood St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Ph: 773-769-4313
Intake Department: (773) 506-3229
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Diagnosed with a developmental disability or a developmental disability and a mental illness.

Habilitative Systems provides a variety of services for individuals with disabling conditions, including mental illness, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities. Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) provides living arrangements and a supportive environment within the community where individuals with a mental disability are supervised and provided with an array of needed services. Services are designed to meet the needs of the individuals and allow them to explore and achieve personal growth through access to community facilities and programs. HS, Inc connects with landlords in order to secure housing options for their clients.

Main Facility

415 S. Kilpatrick
Chicago, IL 60644
Ph: 773-261-2252
Fax: 773-854-8300
TDD: 773-854-8364
4554 N. Broadway #210 (under Feko Global)
Chicago, IL 60640
Contact: Felix Ogbebor
Elgibility: mentally ill and homeless (living with friends/family, on the streets, in a shelter). No sex offenders.

  1. Pre-screening phone intake
  2. Get required documents from the physician (copy of required documents in "Health Care Binder") and return them to HS, Inc
  3. Every Wednesday, a clinical team sits to discuss eligible clientele for HS, Inc and who they can place into permanent housing.
Program Sites: MH CILA

3250 West Lexington
Chicago, IL 60624

Robert LeFlore House

4652 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60644

Nola Bright House
4854 West Fulton
Chicago, IL 60644

Hazel Phillips House

5027 West Maypole
Chicago, IL 60644

Leola Spann House

4732 West Ohio
Chicago, IL 60644

Delores Exum House

3421 West Huron
Chicago, IL 60651

Clara Hope House

1049 North Drake
Chicago, IL 60651

Pathways Home
Leland Apartments
1207 West Leland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773.334.7117 ext. 1017
Contact: Emily Riemer
Eligibility: Must be 18 or older. Must be homeless. Must be seriously mentally ill; may also have a substance abuse disorder.
Intake: Contact Associate Director of Clinical Assessment and Linkage Services at 773.751.4103 to coordinate intake.
Info: 90 single room occupancy units in the Leland Apartment building in Uptown

The Renaissance Collaborative
Renaissance Apartments
3757 South Wabash
Chicago, IL 60653
Phone: (773) 924-9270
Contact: Denise Rankin 773-924-9270, ext. 23
Tenancy: Must be chronically homeless ( an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has either been continuously homeless for one year or more or has had at least 4 episodes of homelessness in the past 3 years)
Info: The Renaissance Collaborative manages the Renaissance Apartments which has 100 Single Room Occupancy units. Each unit has a bed, table, dresser and private bathroom. There is also an education and employment center in the building. To read more about amenities click here.
Application Process: Clients must fill out a pre-application and return it to the property manager BEFORE filling out the application. The pre-application as well as application can be downloaded at the link above or found in the housing binder. Please read through the eligibility requirements carefully before applying.
Eligibility: Documented proof of chronic homelessness, capacity to live independently, six-month drug free. Please refer to the pre-application in the housing binder for a full list of eligibility requirements.

Trilogy has five residential sites, including two-long term Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA), two group homes, and one residence for those with mental illness and substance abuse issues. Programming is comprehensive offering a range of services from supported housing to 24-hour mental health support as needed. Services include mental health counseling, case management, crisis intervention, independent life skills training, therapeutic groups and activities, community integration, and self-medication training. Their programs help people with serious mental illness learn or regain the skills necessary to maintain housing and to fully integrate into their community.
1400 W. Greenleaf
Chicago, IL 60626
773.508.6100 (main)--call here for intake
773.262.4841 (fax)
Eligibility/Referral Process: Call main number for intake during which they will set up a face-to-face interview where they determine if client is a good fit for program

Access Living
Access living is a non-residential center for independent living which advocates on behalf of and provides services to anyone with any kind of disability to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of community life. Addresses specific issues with regard to: personal assistance, housing, civil rights, advocacy and legal services, education, youth development, and community and economic development. Centers for Independent Living are non-profit, non-residential community organizations that are run by and for people with disabilities.
115 W. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60610
312.640.2100 (main)
312.640.2101 (fax)

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