"At Home and Finding a New Job" in the Wednesday Journal

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Mandy Gawf

"Oh yeah, my life is better now that I have a house. I almost gave up before I got the apartment, but Chelsea stopped me." She said, 'Louis, I think we have a place for you.' I thought it was BS at first, but she was sincere. And when it happened, it was pretty cool because I know that these people went to all this trouble for me."

The Amazing Raise, A scavenger hunt to end homelessness

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

The hunt is on...is your team ready? On Saturday, October 3rd, you'll conquer the streets of Chicago solving riddle & puzzle clues, visiting popular landmarks and completing a series of challenges that require strategy, teamwork & good old-fashioned luck. The race begins and ends at John Barleycorn in Chicago's River North area with drink specials & free appetizers for all race participants. Register now for this fun event!

Housing Forward's Prevail Cup

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

On Friday, October 2nd at 6:00 p.m., the OPRF and Fenwick soccer teams will play for Village bragging rights at OPRF Stadium. Join us for this great cross town rivalry. Admission is free, but donations at the gate will benefit Housing Forward.

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.