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Housing Opportunities for Women

Administrative Offices
1607 West Howard Street, Second Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60626
Telephone: (773) 465-5770
Fax: (773) 465-5771

No longer accepting paper referrals for any of their programs. However, they are taking applicants through the Central Referral System at www.chicagocrs.org--client must be homeless (as of 12/13/12)
HOW Subsidized Housing helps homeless women and children exit the homeless shelter system as quickly as possible by providing rental subsidies to secure permanent housing. Women and their families are identified from transitional programs and selected after thorough screening and assessment. HOW provides housing through a combination of scattered-site apartments and a building-based approach. HOW works with landlords; secures additional housing subsidies, locates and leases new units, transitions women into housing, provides property management services to existing units, and initiates new project development.

Application referral must be started by 3rd party (preferably a shelter if they are staying at one, because shelters tend to have more time with the client throughout the week, instead of our 50 minute meetings). Application

Before Applying Read the Eligibility Carefully!!!

Basic Eligibility

  1. Client must be homeless as defined by HUD
  2. Must have income (employed or disabled/SSI)
  3. If the client has a substance history, she must have a minimum of 3 months of sobriety.
  4. If the client has a history of mental illness, she must have 6 months of stabilization and medication compliance.
  5. If the client has been incarcerated for any reason, she may apply for HOW for services:
    • 6 months from the date of release of a nonviolent crime
    • 5 years from the date of release of a violent crime
  6. The client must be able to demonstrate a level of independence that exemplifies an ability
  7. The client must be motivated to work on goals related to economic stability, employment, and education.
  8. The client must be willing to meet with case management staff on a weekly basis
Eligibility by Program:
Detailed HOW Eligibility Chart

Permanent Supportive Housing program:
Client must meet HUD definitions of disabilityMust have proof of disability

HOW Family Program:
Client must have legal custody of the child
HOW Singles Two Program:
  1. The client must be single, without children in her care.
  2. Need not have a disability
  3. Need not have a substance abuse history


Deborah's Place

Contact: Ms. Lakesha Davis FOR ALL DEBORAH'S PLACE APARTMENTS: (773)638-6393 (5/18/10).
They will alert social service agencies when wait lists open for subsidized housing. (10/18/12), Not sure about for other programs.

Dolores’ Safe Haven
1532 N. Sedgwick Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610
312.944.8810
Eligibility: chronic debilitating mental health issue.

Marah’s Permanent Housing Program
1456 W. Oakdale Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 348-9011
Eligiblity: single women (18+) with disabilities
Space available for 30 women. Private rooms with communal dining. Case managers are provided.
(Wait list CLOSED, not sure for how long (08/08/11))

NORTHWEST CHICAGO GROUP HOMES/AKA/HUTCHINSON HOUSE
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. Must be willing to work on independence and completing various chores throughout the week. Will be responsible for independent grocery shopping and able to use public transportation. Given weekly case-manager.
Number of Units: 30
Type of Units: Studio
Waitlist is OPEN. Group home for women with mental illness. Involves a series of interviews and a week long pre-placement stay (11/16/10)



Patty Crowley Apartments, Learning Center

1530 N. Sedgwick Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610
312.944.8830
The Patty Crowley Apartments serve as permanent, supportive housing for women who have been homeless. Tenants sign leases and pay 30% of their income as rent. Case management, support groups, art therapy and educational and employment services are available to tenants on-site. Leases run one year.
Waitlist Currently Closed (7/26/11)

Rebecca Johnson Apartments
Administrative Offices, Learning Center
2822 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
773.722.5080
The Rebecca Johnson Apartments serve as permanent, supportive housing for women who have been homeless. Tenants sign leases and pay 30% of their income as rent. Case management, support groups, art therapy and educational and employment services are available to tenants on-site. Leases run one year
Waiting list currently closed (7/26/11).




Teresa’s Interim Housing Program
1532 N. Sedgwick Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610
312.944.8669
120 day program
Eligibility: female, 18+. No children.



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