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Housing is a basic human need. Our goal is to help our clients achieve housing stability. We do that by offering a variety of programs that address our clients' wide range of the needs and circumstances.

To learn more about the impact of our housing program, watch this client video.

Young Homeless Person

Transitional Housing (TH)

Provides a safe place for people to stay – transitional (crisis) housing – with financial assistance and wrap around supportive services determined by program participants to help them move to permanent housing as quickly as possible. Stays in transitional housing are intended to be brief and without preconditions, and participants should quickly move to permanent housing. During the temporary stay, clients are provided tailored services, access to wraparound services, case management, and income supports.  


Bridge Housing

Provides immediate hotel-based shelter for up to 90 days for unhoused individuals at risk of unnecessary psychiatric institutionalization, overdose death, or re-incarceration due to a serious mental health condition or severe substance use disorder. This pilot initiative provides a new intervention, and much-needed pathway into safe, affordable housing.  The program is designed with intensive case management and wraparound services to meet the person where they are in their recovery, while also taking a harm reduction approach by not requiring treatment or abstinence to be eligible for the next stage of housing. Program partners include MacNeal Hospital, Riveredge Hospital, Ascension and Thrive Counseling Center. 

Mother and Child at Apartment Mailbox


RHSP provides rental assistance to households with an income of 30 percent or less of the area median income (AMI) and pay no more than 30 percent of their income towards rent.  RHSP subsidies are based on the unit—it is project-based, not tenant-based. That means that when one client vacates the unit, another low-income client moving into the unit receives the same benefits. 

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Housing Navigation Services

Housing Navigation connects individuals who are experiencing homelessness or facing eviction from their homes to resources in the community to help either secure or maintain safe and secure housing. The housing navigation team identifies housing placement options, liaises with landlord partners, and provides overall assistance and guidance through the pre-tenancy, lease-up and move-in process.  Housing navigation services are incorporated into all housing programs (temporary and permanent) and new housing navigation services in partnership with the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Cook County Health (CCH). 

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Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

Permanent Supportive Housing combines rental subsides with voluntary support services to address the needs of adults who have a long-term disability. Program services are designed to build independent living and tenancy skills, and connect people with community-based health care, treatment, and employment services. 

Mother and Son in front of Apartment

Rapid Re-Housing (RRH)

Rapid Re-housing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families that don't need intensive and ongoing supports to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. Rapid re-housing assistance is time-limited and offered without preconditions — like employment, income, absence of criminal record, or sobriety — and the resources and services provided are tailored to the unique needs of the household. 

Learn more about population specific housing:

  • Victory's Path - is a partnership with Hines VA Hospital, we assist military veterans experiencing homelessness transition to stable, long-term housing.  Services include time-limited rental assistance, case management, wrap-around services and life skills to maintain housing independently after completing the program. 
  • Bridge For Youth - serves transition-aged youth (age 18-24) experiencing homelessness or housing instability.  We address the barriers which limit access to housing, such as income, lack of education, background, or discrimination. Tailored services to the young adult population provide a path to independent living through transitional and rapid-re-housing models. Program partners include BEDS Plus, New Moms, and African American Christian Foundation.  Master-leased Transitional Housing and tenant-leased Rapid Re-Housing (TH/RRH) are available.
  • Safe Bridge Housing - Our partnership with Sarah's Inn is a housing program designed for families fleeing domestic violence. The program provides safety planning, court advocacy, case management services, housing navigation and rental assistance for households experiencing domestic violence in west suburban Cook County.  Master-leased Transitional Housing and tenant-leased Rapid Re-Housing (TH/RRH) are available. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence, call 1-877-863-6338 or visit for anonymous, confidential online chats, available in English and Spanish.     
  • Families in Transition – provides temporary housing for families in a scattered-site setting in communities until permanent housing is identified.