The first HIV/AIDS housing provider in the Midwest, Chicago House has evolved since our founding in 1985 to meet the changing needs of those we serve. While early on in our history we ran a hospice that allowed those dying of AIDS to close down their lives in dignity, we now own, manage, and run four housing facilities in Chicago that are designed to guide people toward wholeness and self-sufficiency.
If you would like to talk to our staff and learn more about housing opportunities at Chicago House & Social Service Agency, call 773-248-5200 and dial Ext. 2 to reach our Housing Support Line. A housing support representative will return your call within 24 hours on business days, Monday-Friday.
Supportive Living Program
The residential housing programs at Chicago House include the Supportive Living Program, established in 1987 16-bedroom supported living facility for adults. It is often a first step for individuals who come to us directly from the streets or shelters. To view our 2016 Supportive Living Program dashboard of outcomes and successes, please click: SLP Dashboard fy2013-2015
Family Support Program
The Family Support Program (FSP) provides permanent supportive housing and wrap-around services for families who are in need of affordable housing with supportive services. The program operates within a supportive housing model that incorporates safe, high-quality, and cost-effective housing with comprehensive support services, in the goal of helping families who have experienced homelessness and/or poverty to stabilize their housing, health, and well-being.
Independent Living Program
Our third facility is the Independent Living Program for single adults who are in need of affordable housing with intermittent supportive services. These residents are able to live independently, but still need access to some support services that Chicago House provides, such as group counseling, employment services, and case management.
Scattered-Site Housing Program
In addition to these four facilities, Chicago House also runs a Scattered-Site Housing Program in which staff help homeless individuals and families find housing in apartment units throughout Chicago, with the assistance of rental subsidy agreements with landlords.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for housing in one of Chicago House's facilities?
You may call us at 773.248.5200 and ask for a housing application. You may also download a Housing Application and mail it to us at the address listed on the application packet. After the application is received and processed, you will be interviewed. Information on how to apply for Scattered-Site Housing may be found here.Am I eligible?Each of Chicago House’s four supportive housing facilities has its own eligibility requirements. To learn what these requirement are, you may call us at 773.248.5200.How much does it cost?Residents pay 30% of their income as rent. However, if a resident has no income, he or she pays no rent.Where is the housing located?Our three housing facilities are located in Uptown, Edgewater, and West Town.