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We are passionately focused on one vision – ending homelessness.

We believe housing is a basic human right. Each year we assist nearly 2,000 individuals and families to transition from housing crisis to a permanent and stable solution in their community. 

Our strength is in our determination to end homelessness for those we serve. Through effective programming and strategic partnerships with other nonprofits and community stakeholders, we find innovative, systemic solutions to end homelessness. The impact of our individualized services for individuals and families can be found

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Since our founding, we have served over 17,000 individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

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In 1992, a group of congregations and laypeople joined forces to provide emergency shelter services for those experiencing homelessness in their communities. It was just the beginning.

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Being part of a strong team means working towards the same goal. Everyone on our staff is committed to our mission and vision. Together we are ending homelessness.

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Our diverse team of highly qualified and passionate professionals is what makes Housing Forward one a leader in the homelessness services in greater Chicagoland. Come join us!

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Housing Forward is the leader in supportive housing and emergency safety net assistance for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in the 24 communities in our service area.

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Ending homelessness means addressing it at all levels. This is only possible through a wealth of strategic partnerships with other nonprofits, and community stakeholders. Together, we create innovative, systemic solutions to end homelessness in the 24 communities we serve.

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