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Luis became homeless at the age of 17, when his mother no longer wanted to take care of him. After years of sleeping on public transit and struggling with substance abuse, he came to one of our...
Ryan grew up in Palm Beach, Florida, working in finance and surrounded by affluent neighborhoods. In 2020, Ryan came to Chicago for work. But at the start of the pandemic, the position he was hoping...
Rose of Sharon Community Church in Maywood recently prepared Easter dinner for clients of our Interim Housing and Medical Respite programs. Choir director Michelle Collins made time to speak with us...
RENT & UTILITY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE Is your housing being threatened due to a financial hardship? Emergency financial assistance may be available: > Rental assistance, including back-rent > Security...
Our Oak Park staff is on the move - we are packing up our desks on a moving truck to Maywood! The Oak Park office, currently located on the second floor at 6634 West Roosevelt Avenue, will be...
In their recent newsletter, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Midwest Region Biweekly Newsletter, featured an article about our very own Jennifer McWhorter. In her...
Housing Forward is opening a temporary overnight emergency shelter that will run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in March from 7pm-8am for unsheltered men, women, and families at Good Shepherd...
As announced last fall, Compass selected Housing Forward to be among its 2021-22 Classic Project nonprofit clients. Compass offers a full range of pro bono consulting services for nonprofits at any...
In an enthusiastic start to the new year, our Associate Board welcomed its 2022 officers: Jacob Crell, President Elizabeth Lohmann, Vice President Kendal Kumzi, Treasurer Housing Forward Associate...
Two Oak Park hospitals are providing warming centers when the temperatures dip below 32° Rush Oak Park Hospital (520 S Maple Ave, Oak Park) offers a warming center which operates 24/7. The entrance is...
Oak Park resident Harriet Hawkins was recently inducted into the Illinoisan Hall of Fame. As a nurse of over 50 years, Harriet is recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric nursing and a...
WGN9 profiled Housing Oak Park's, Charice Phillips and explored how Housing Forward helped her rebound from the brink of homelessness.