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Immigrant boards bus in Chicago
Photographer: Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service/Getty Images
When her temple encouraged their community to donate meals to Housing Forward, Amy knew just what to do. As a volunteer of non-profit Lasagna Love, Amy regularly bakes delicious lasagnas and other...
Economy Shop, a unique charity resale shop in Oak Park, has reopened for the season. The shop sells a variety of gently used items and shares the proceeds with seven local nonprofits (including...
Dr. Jeffrey Heiferman, a new attending physician in the ER at Loyola University Medical Center, brought a team of the ER’s resident and attending physicians to Housing Forward for what he calls “a day...
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...