Survey Results: The State Budget Impasse Is Causing Homelessness in Illinois

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

A survey of state-funded homeless service providers found that the state budget impasse has forced, or will soon force, almost all of the nonprofit agencies surveyed—90%—to deny assistance to people at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.

"Impact of State Budget Cuts on the Homeless" in the Wednesday Journal

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Mandy Gawf

As of July 1, the supportive services intended to keep clients stable in their apartments have been cut by more than 50% due to the state's budget impasse. Housing Forward's now-reduced state contract to support the delivery of critical services to individuals and families residing in supportive housing across our community services area has been signed, but the funding has not started flowing.

Open Door Housing Near Capacity

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Housing Forward, Open Door Housing, Maywood, Supportive Housing, Housing First

Open Door Housing, launched in October 2013, is near capacity 10 months ahead of schedule.

Volunteer Opportunities in the PADS Transitional Shelter

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Housing Forward

Volunteers are needed for the final PADS Transitional Shelter site.

New Congregation Impact Reports are Available

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Housing Forward, Impact, Congregation, 2014, 2015, PADS Shelter, Oak Park, Maywood

Congregation impact reports for the 2014-2015 season are now available on our website.

Open Door Housing Client to Make Presentation to Congressional Black Caucus

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Housing Forward, Open Door Housing, homelessness, Maywood, Chicago

Carol, one of our clients in Open Door Housing, has been chosen to take part in a panel discussion in Washington D.C. about mental illness and the role healthcare and community supports play in treating the disease.

Young Philanthropists to Host Lemonade Stand

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Housing Forward

Sophie & Lila will be selling pink lemonade, popcorn and popsicles this Sunday from 1 pm to 3 pm outside First United Church of Oak Park, with the proceeds benefiting Housing Forward.

Life Skills Classes in the PADS Shelter

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

In the past month, Outreach & Engagement Specialists and Housing staff members have facilitated life skills classes for program participants.