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The Single Room Housing Assistance Corporation (SRHAC)
Scattered site SRO housing in the north, northwest and Southside of Chicago. Each room has a bed, dresser, microwave, and refrigerator. Applicants must have 1 month abstinence from drugs and alcohol to apply and must have proof of disability. No overnight guests are allowed. Shared bathrooms with other residents on the floor. Case Management, transportation assistance and some food assistance available.

501 N. Central Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60644
Phone: 312-212-1212
Fax: 773-626-4465
Contact: Ms. Toinette Bell
Services:
Housing Referrals, Supportive Services and Agency Staff Training.
Eligibility:
  • At least 1 month abstinence from drugs and alcohol
  • Proof of disability
  • Individual Males & Females
  • Homeless or at Risk of Becoming Homeless

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Ashland Hotel
1535 W 47th St
Chicago, IL

773.376.5200

Eligibility Requirements:

Unit Description:
  • $286.25/2 weeks
  • $531.38/month
  • Shared bathroom with floor
Waitlist/Units Available: a few available

How to Apply:
  • Proof of income and state ID, no application fee
  • Apply in person between 7am-3pm
  • No application
(Date Updated: 3/18/15 Need to speak with manager, call back during the morning time)

Aragon Arms (Complete)
4917 N. Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (773) 561-4970

Eligibility Requirements:
  • min. $800 monthly income
Unit Description:
  • Single
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Open
How to Apply:
  • Apply at address.
  • $25 for app fee, proof of income, SS card, state ID, $50 move in fee

(Date Updated:03/18/15 )


Bellwood Hotel
1409 W. Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 404-6000

Eligibility Requirements: rent by a day; not taking anyone currently?

Unit Description:
  • Rates depend on room, Max $250
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • Proof of Income, State ID
  • Free Application

(Date Updated: 3/18/15 Woman answered saying that they are not taking anyone currently from certain locations and that she could not answer my questions? Will call back at a different time to get a better update)


Belmont Towers (Complete)
510 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (773) 327-2311

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Income requirement (see below)
  • credit and background check

Unit Description:
  • For Market Rate Units
-1 bdr: $1275+
-2 bdr: $1,695+
-3bdr: $2,100+

  • Subsidized Units not available at the time

Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Subsidized:Waitlist currently closed
  • Market Rate: Couple of two bedroom units available

How to Apply:
-Market Rate Units
-Come to site and see units
-Need the following:Proof of Income, SS Card, Credit fee:50$, returned if they don't qualify.

(Date Updated:03/18/15 )

Covent Hotel
2653 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: (773) 549-3399

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Male only
  • Must have job or 65+
Unit Description:
  • $450/mo
  • No private bath or kitchen
  • Elevator
Waitlist/Units Available: No units available

How to Apply:
  • $20 multipurpose deposit
  • Provide verification of job
  • Come to office 7am-8pm, seven days a week
Other: no visitors allowed

(Date Updated: 03/18/15 No current units open. Woman was quick to hang up, call back to make sure the rest of the information is still correct for when there are openings)


Clarendon Apartments
4128 N Clarendon
Chicago IL

Phone:773.929.7778

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Men only
  • Proof of income
Unit Description:
  • $125/week
  • $450/month
  • Shared bath
  • No cooking, no visitors
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • State ID and proof of income required
(Date Updated: 03/23/2015 Called and LeftVoice mail)

A Safe Haven (Completed)
Chicago Christian Industrial League
2750 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: (773) 435-8300
Fax: (773) 435-8486


Eligibility Requirements:
- Ages: 18 and over
- Takes all different types of situations, such as families

Unit Description:
- Different locations
- Most commonly shared room

Waitlist/Units Available:
-No units currently available
-Must call back periodically to check if there are openings

How to Apply:
  • Call and check for availability
Other:
  • Multiple locations
  • Additional services: will help refer members out to other agencies, but only offer housing at this moment
(Date Updated: 03/23/2015)


Darlington Hotel (Completed)
4700 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60640


Eligibility Requirements:
  • N/A
Unit Description:
  • Each room has its own private bath
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • N/A: Just overnights- no weekly or monthly living options
  • $45/1 person
  • $55/2 people
  • $30 dollar deposit

How to Apply:
  • Call to check for availability
  • Must have ID
(Date Updated: 03/23/2015)

Diplomat Motel
5320 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Phone:(773) 271-5400

EligibilityRequirements:
  • 21+
Unit Description:
  • $55/day M-Th
  • $65/day F-Sun
  • Day to day basis, but some people do stay weekly (No special discount for that).
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Currently all units are unavailable, but changes often
How to Apply:
  • Call to check for availability
  • Just bring ID
(Date Updated: 04/17/15)

Diversey West Apartments
3335 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL 60647

Phone: (773) 227-3600

Eligibility Requirements:
  • background/credit checks, SS #, proof of income OR SSI/SSDI
Unit Description:
  • Studios, $800/month
Waitlist/Units Available: Open, 1 studio available

How to Apply:
  • Come in M-F 9-5
  • $40 application fee
  • $300 security deposit
Other:
(Date Updated: 3/23/15 need to call back for information; no one available at the time)


Foswyn Arms Apartments
5240 N. Winthrop
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (773) 561-9060

Eligibility Requirements:
  • No felonies or evictions
  • No children
Unit Description:
  • 1 person with shared bathrooms
  • $500/month
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • Com in M-F 8:30-3:30
  • $25 application fee
Other:
(Date Updated: 3/23/15 called and phone kept ringing, never going to voicemail. Number is correct, though. Will try calling again at a later date)


Fullerton Hotel (Completed)
3919 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL, 60647

Phone: (773) 227-2100

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 21+
Unit Description:
  • Private rooms(own bathroom),$55/night
  • Semi-private room (shared bathroom), $40/night
  • Rooms include a TV, bed, and dresser- no kitchenette
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Check in daily
How to Apply:
  • Check in daily for availability
  • Need ID and cash only
(Date Updated: 3/23/15)


Glenn Apartments
4940 North Winthrop
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 728-3062

Eligibility Requirements:
  • No eviction within past 5 years
  • No sex offenders
Unit Description:
  • Shared Bath, $385/mo
  • Private Bath, $425/mo
  • Both include all utilities
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • Go in person M-F 8-8pm. Bring ID and fill out application in person.
  • $35 application fee
  • $50 key fee
  • Background check and credit report check
Other:

(Date Updated: 3/30/15 need to call back M-F 8-12 in order to speak to a manager about waitlist availability)

Jonquil Hotel (Completed)
Good News Partners
1600 W. Jonquil Terrace
Chicago, IL 60626

Phone: 773-764-9214, Richard Marx


Eligibility Requirements:
  • Nothing off hand, but things such as criminal past are left to the discretion of the manager
Unit Description:
  • $370/month
  • No double rooms, but can rent out more than one room at a time
  • Partially furnished (refrigerator and sometimes a microwave)
  • Some have their own baths, some have shared baths
  • Main kitchen area in the hotel, but some units do come with microwaves andrefrigerators
  • Mattress cover is included
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Call for daily availability if spur of the moment
  • If you know you need housing ahead of time, have a much better chance if you call on Friday or Saturday before 11 AM to see open units for the upcoming week
How to Apply:
  • Go to Hotel and fill out application ($5 application fee in cash or money order)
  • Check back in a week to see status of application
  • If accepted:
-2 months rent for security deposit, cash or money order - no personal checks
(Date Updated: 03/30/15)

Hotel Elenore (Completed)
3216 North Cicero
Chicago, IL 60641

Phone: 773 283-3100

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Adults only (21+)
Unit Description:
  • $55/night
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • No waitlists; first come, first serve basis
  • Almost every night
How to Apply:
  • Just need a picture ID
(Date Updated: 04/12/15)


Irving Hotel (Complete)
4849 West Irving Park
Chicago, IL 60641

Phone: (773) 283-2300

Eligibility Requirements:
  • must be 21+, have proof of income, and ID
  • Rent out by the week and by the month
Unit Description:
  • Must come in for unit and price information
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Open
How to Apply:
  • Go in person to fill out application and for more information.

(Date Updated: 04/12/15)


Lugo Hotel
2008 S. Blue Island
Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: (312) 226-5818

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Accept men and women
Unit Description:
  • $300-325/month
  • Microwaves and refridgeration for $35.motn
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • $25 fee for background check, takes 24 hrs
  • $50 deposit for key (returned at end)
Other:
(Date Updated:04/12/15 got answering machine, left voicemail)


The Lorali
1039 W Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (773) 561-1133

Eligibility Requirements:
  • No sex offenders, arsonists, or recent felonies
  • Case by case for other criminal background
  • No evictions in the last 7 years
Unit Description:
  • One bedrooms begin at $560/month
  • Private rooms, most rooms have private bath, full dining room on site
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • Come in to apply
  • Background check for evictions and felonies
  • $35 application fee, no security deposit
Other:
(Date Updated: 04/12/15 called at night, have to call after 9 to speak to manager about waitlist availability)


Schiff Residences(Complete)
Mercy Housing Lakefront
1244 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60610

312.867.0728

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Be able to prove homelessness
Unit Description:
  • Discussed when off wait list because there are many different locations
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Currently have openwait list
How to Apply:
  • Fill application at www.chicagoCRS.org
  • Bring that application in to 1244 N. Clyborn Ave, which is their walk in office
  • Then, fill out a second application at this office
  • They will review to see if eligible for waitlist
(Date Updated: 04/12/15)

Marshall Hotel (Complete)
1232 N. LaSalle
Chicago, IL, 60610

Phone:1 (312) 664-3080

Eligibility Requirements
  • 21+
  • No background check
Unit Description:
  • Day to Day Rental
  • Shared bath, $35/day
  • Private bath, $50/day
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • First come, first serve
How to Apply:
  • Call to check availability
  • Down payment of $20

(Date Updated: 04/12/15)


Norford Hotel (Complete)
1508 North Pulaski
Chicago, IL 60651

Phone: (773) 235-1251

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 21+
  • Must have valid state ID or Driver's License
  • No kids or pets
  • Cash Only
Unit Description:
  • 1-2 people per room
  • Shared bathroom, $33/night
  • Private bathroom, $39/night
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Call daily to checkavailability
How to Apply:
  • No application or application fees
  • No background or credit check
  • Only a night-to-night stay basis

(Date Updated: 04/17/15)


North Hotel (Complete)
1622 North California
Chicago, IL 60647

Phone (773) 278-2425

Eligibility Requirements:
  • +18
  • Run a background check
Unit Description:
  • Shared bath/shared shower: $610/month
  • Shared bath/private shower: $620/month
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Currently 2 units open (ones listed above)
How to Apply:
  • $25 application fee
  • No security deposit
  • Come in to fill out application
  • Need SS card, proof of income, and ID

(Date Updated: 04/16/15)

Northmere (Complete)

4943 North Kenmore
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (773) 561-4234

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Proof of income
  • Must talk to person at desk for more specific details (changes from case to case)
Unit Description:
  • Shared bath, $440/month
  • Private bath, $4800/month
  • Prices subject to change
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Call to ask
How to Apply:
  • Come in for application
  • Prices could change depending on if you are alone, have a family, etc.

(Date Updated: 04/15/15)

The Renaissance Apartments (Multiple Units)
The Renaissance Collaborative
3757 S. Wabash
Chicago IL 60653

Phone: 773-924-9270 x32, Felisha Powell, Property Manager


Eligibility Requirements:
  • Documented proof of disability, 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.
Unit Description:
  • 100 Single Occupancy Units.
  • Each unit has a bed, table, dresser and private bathroom
  • To read more about amenities click here.
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • Please read through the eligibility requirements carefully before applying.
  • 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.
  • Will be called for an interview. Check on status by calling number above.
Other:
  • There is also an education and employment center in the building
(Date Updated: 04/17/2015 left voicemail)

Royalton Hotel (Complete)
1810 West Jackson
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 226-4678

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must have a monthly income of at least $850
  • They run a background check
Unit Description:
  • Weekly: $125 - $145
  • Rooms that are $145 have their own bathrooms
  • All rooms have their own stove,refrigerator, twin size bed, shower, sink, and a small dresser.
  • Communal, same sex bathrooms for the rooms that do not have their own
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Currently have open units
How to Apply:
  • Apply in person between 8-4, M-F
  • $27 application fee (cash or money order)
  • Need to bring in ID and proof of income
(Date Updated: 04/12/15)


The Studios CCIL (Completed)
1801 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60616

Phone: (312) 328-6810,

Eligibility Requirements:
Unit Description:
  • First kind: homeless or disabled - subsidized units (pay 30%) with a year long lease.
  • Second kind: working for at least 90 days, making between at least $1,300 a month
  • Rent is $405/month for second kind
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • All Units currently full, but open waitlist
How to Apply:
  • Go to security desk and ask for an application
  • Come in between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, M-F
  • No application fee, and do not need to bring in anything
(Date Updated:04/12/15)


Wilson Hotel (Complete)
1124 West Wilson
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone (773) 784-0691

Eligibility
Requirements:
  • Men only
Unit Description:
  • Small rooms, only including a bed
  • Bathroom/shower is communal
  • $85/week
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Currently have openings
How to Apply:
  • Come in to get a room
  • Must have state ID and proof of income
  • $15 key deposit (will get this back when moving out as long as you do not owe any back-rent)
(Date Updated: 04/16/15)

Windale Hotel

6019 North Winthrop
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone:
773-907-0477

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 21+
Unit Description:
  • $425-450
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • Come into the office to fill out an application
  • $35 application fee
  • $50 key fee
  • Elevator
  • One room wheel chair accessible
Other: no overnight company, visiting hours 8am-10pm

(Date Updated:04/17/15 Left voice mail)


YMCA Irving Park (Complete)
4251 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60641

Phone: (773) 777-7500
Phone: (773) 202-2641Chris, Residency Director

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Male only, 18+
  • No felonies
  • No evictions in past 6 months
Unit Description:
  • $398/month
  • Single rooms, comes with bed
  • Communal Bathroom
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Units will be opening up for sure withing the newt two or three weeks
How to Apply:
  • $25 application fee
  • Come in to fill out application
  • Need a photo ID, SS card, documentation of any public aid/benefits you receive, proof of income
  • Can take about a week to process application

(Date Updated: 04/17/15)

YMCA Lakeview (Complete)
3333 N. Marshfield
Chicago, IL 60657

Phone: (773) 305-2190

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Men only
  • Must have proof of income, check stub or SSI or SSDI
  • No felons, sex offenders of current evictions
Unit Description:
  • Small, $366/month
  • Medium, $423/month
  • Large, $452/month
  • All come with bed, dresser, chair, and closet
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Rooms available
How to Apply:
  • Come to office to fill out an application
  • $25 application fee (money order)
  • Need to bring in an ID, SS card, proof of income no older than 30 days

(Date Updated:4/10/15)


YMCA Lawson
30 W. Chicago
Chicago, IL, 60610

Phone (312) 944-6211

Eligibility Requirements:
  • No evictions or criminal backgrounds
  • Individual men and women
Unit Description:
  • Monthly: $375-520. No weekly rate.
  • Some subsidized units.
  • Only 6 month or year lease.
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • Pick up application 24/7
  • Administrative Offices are open Monday-Friday 9-12 or 1:30-3 to drop off application.
(Date Updated: 04/10/15 left voicemail)

Humboldt Park Residence
Through LUCHA,and must go through them first to learn of any availability at Humboldt Park Residence

1152 N. Christiana
Phone: (773) 227-7183
Phone:(773) 276-5338, ext. 225 (Evelyn with LUCHA, housing)

Eligibility Requirements:
  • No incarceration within 7 years
  • No evictions
Unit Description:
  • $366/month including utilities and shared restroom with one other tenant
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • Go to the office to apply.
Other:
  • Spanish speaking
(Date Updated: 04/16/15 Left voicemail for Evelyn. Must talk to her because only LUCHA knows waitlist information and unit availability, notthe individual complexes)

Private Residential Assistance Inc.
Affiliated agency
Hamlin/Chicago
St. Louis/Chicago
Chicago, IL 60651

Contact: Larry -773-931-6899 orprimary247@aol.com. He works full time, so better to call in the evenings.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must have SSI or SSDI in place already
Unit Description:
  • Shared living space
  • $460/monthly
  • potential work assignments to reduce costs
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • call for availabilities
(Date Updated: 04/17/15 Left voicemail)


The Hazelton (Complete)
851 W Montrose
Chicago, IL 60613

Phone: (773) 244-4008

Eligibility Requirements:
  • 21+
Unit Description:
  • $375/month
Waitlist/Units Available:
  • Call between 9 AM and 3 PM to talk to manager about available units
How to Apply:
  • Come in to apply and fill out an application
  • $35 application fee
  • Need to have proof of income and state ID
(Date Updated: 04/08/15)



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Updated 04/17/15


  • Milshire Hotel (bought out by different company, no longer an SRO
  • YMCA Lincoln Belmont (YMCA Lakeview used to be called YMCA Lincoln-Belmont, so just one organization)
  • Olympia Hotel (currently in the process of shutting down)
  • Rosemoor Hotel (number out of service, and yellow pages lists it as "Closed"
  • The Norman Hotel (No information for it on Google, was bought out 3 years ago)
  • The Winthrop (No Winthrop Hotel. On Google, found Ardmore Winthrop Realty, but all listings were not very affordable).
  • Abbott Hotel
  • Diplomat Hotel





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In TRUTH, SRO's are a barely distinguishable step up from homelessness -- especially when you're talkin' about dives like the Wilson Men's Hotel. I was driven out of that hellhole by a monstrous bedbug infestation. SRO's hardly have a place in a realistic rehabilitation/reintegration context... They are pathetic.
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Anonymous I NEED A STUDIO OR ONE BEDROOM 0 Oct 2 2014, 4:12 PM EDT by Anonymous
 
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Hello I need a Stuido or One Bedroom Apt. I a Navy Veteran with a Job. December Move In.
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Anonymous im on ssdi and ready to move asap im only getting under 500 1 Oct 30 2012, 8:49 AM EDT by Anonymous
 
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hello im paul barber and currently living in austin tx but originally from chicago im getting ssdi income under 500 for october so in need of a place to live soon so let me know what u all have available thanks in november ill be receiving my full ssdi benefits so again
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