Corporate Sponsor: Christopher Parker, Wintrust Financial Corp.

Friday, March 29th, 2019
Tecara and Christopher Parker at the 2019 Housing Forward Have-a-Heart Gala

According to Christopher J. Parker, “People today are more involved in building relationships with their banks and are looking for the best banking experience.” Read more about Parker and The Proviso Community Bank of Wintrust is giving back to the community in which they do business.

Learning to work independently; working to learn independently.

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Katrina and Alec are part of a team from Oak Park and River Forest High School who come to our Maywood offices every month through the CITE (Community-Integrated Transition Education) Program. The goal of the program is to create a smooth transition from school to post-school activities, so that students with disabilities who have completed four to five years of a high school program may successfully participate in his/her community as an adult.

Staffers attend conference targeting largest population experiencing homelessness in the U.S - individuals living on their own.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Two key Housing Forward staff members attended an inaugural event exploring emerging research, innovative strategies, and proven best practices to address homelessness among this specific population. The Solutions for Individual Homeless Adults Conference took place in San Diego, California from February 21-23, 2019.

Offering a SOJOURN between homelessness and housing stability

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Living on the street or in homeless shelters exacerbates existing health problems and causes new ones.

Our thanks to everyone who made the 2019 Point in Time Count a success

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Despite being rescheduled due to extreme weather, 150+ volunteers on over 40 teams canvassed more than 500 square miles of Suburban Cook County from approximately 8pm Feb. 6th to 2am Feb. 7th.

Housing Forward’s Nominating and Governance Committee is seeking candidates for the Board of Directors to serve for the 2019-2022 term

Thursday, February 21st, 2019
We seek candidates who are interested in ending homelessness in suburban Cook County, and who understand the important role of the Board in sustaining nonprofit organizations. 

Breathing easier in a place of her own.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

In 2011 Linda was I was living on the third floor of a three flat in Cicero that was owned by the mother of her boyfriend. His mother didn’t know she was living there and didn’t approve of them dating. Linda had to be very careful when coming and going and moving through the house. She learned the homeowner’s daily routines and managed to stay out of her way for over 2 years. She often did the cooking and cleaning for all three of them, but in secret.

Whoever you are, wherever you are on your life's journey, you are welcome.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

We are proud to spotlight the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation as one of the Pillar Sponsors of our 21st Annual Have-a-Heart Gala.