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We believe housing is a basic human right.

We transition people from housing crisis to a permanent and stable home in their community. Through impactful services and strategic partnerships, we find innovative, systemic solutions to end homelessness. 

Our strength is in our determination to end homelessness and our proven record doing so - one individual at a time.

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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 joined forces to provide emergency shelter services for those experiencing homelessness in their communities. It was just the beginning...

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Our staff, Board of Directors, Associate Board, and Friends of Housing Forward share a commitment to ending homelessness in west suburban Cook County.

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Our diverse team of professionals is what makes Housing Forward a leader in homelessness services in greater Chicagoland. Come join us!

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We assist individuals and families in 26 communities in west suburban Cook County who are experiencing homelessness or housing crisis.

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Together with our program, corporate, congregation, and community partners, we create innovative, systemic solutions to end homelessness.

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