Housing Forward Can Help You Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

We realize this is a challenging time. We are here to help.

Housing Forward Statement of Solidarity

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

As our nation continues to be impacted by the horrific death of George Floyd, and countless other Black and Brown lives lost caused by acts of violence, brutality and racism, Housing Forward stands in solidarity with those calling for justice and reform.

Thanks to Ruggable and other mask donors, we’re covered now!

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Not long after putting out a call on social media for face mask donations, we received a delivery of 1,000 cotton masks from Ruggable.

We are taking time to pause.

Monday, June 1st, 2020

We are listening to our staff and our clients, and digesting the events that occurred over the past week and weekend.

Calm, Highly Qualified, and Compassionate

Friday, May 29th, 2020

This is Lalema Bakate, a valued member of the Housing Forward Outreach and Engagement Team. Lalema is an Engagement Specialist and according to Armando Smith, Director of Operations and Client Services, she is able to keep a shelter site running smoothly without ever raising her voice above a whisper.

Local Businesses Team Up to Support Others

Monday, May 18th, 2020

When brothers Joe and Anthony Shaker, of Shaker Recruitment Marketing, told their Lake Street neighbor Veronica Ciobotaru, owner of Delia’s Kitchen, that they wanted to help those affected by COVID-19, a plan was hatched.

PADS Shelter Volunteers Creative New Ways to Make a Difference

Monday, May 18th, 2020

What do some of our regular PADS emergency shelter volunteers do when our clients have been relocated due to COVID-19, and are sheltered in place in several locations?

Flipping Over Donated Flip Flops

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Long before our PADS shelter program was moved from regular locations to individual accommodations, a volunteer at First United Church of Oak Park noticed that when many clients used the restrooms to clean up in the evening, they entered in bare feet.