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CFCCC Resource Guide

Housing--"Gimme Shelter!"


Search engine online for those interested in comparing senior facilities online:


Assisted Living


Addolorata Villa


Independent living, assisted living, sheltered care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and Alzheimer’s/dementia care.  Daily meals and daily mass, transportation to shopping and special events.  Founded by the Servants of Mary and sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. 


555 McHenry Road

Wheeling, IL 60090-3899

Ph: 847-215-1600

Not subsidized, not for profit; has asset requirement for residents.  


Buckingham Pavilion Nursing Center


Alzheimer’s care, rehabilitation, assisted living.

Full spectrum services, including meals, housekeeping, physical therapy, medical care, rehabilitation.  No minimum age requirement, but geared to geriatric care.  Private, for profit; Medicare & Medicaid accepted; long-term care insurance.


2625 West Touhy Avenue

Chicago, IL 60645

(773) 764-6850

Fax:  (773) 262-5222


Belmont Village


Assisted living community.  Seniors receive meals, personal support with daily living activities, housekeeping, transportation services, and programs for individual interests.  Accepts Medicare B, not Medicaid; does accept insurance policies directed at Assisted Living accommodations and qualifying Veterans Administration Assisted Living Benefits.


Email: info < at >



(4 Chicagoland locations):

545 Belmont Lane

Carol Stream, IL  60188

Ph: 630-510-1515


500 McHenry Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 537-5000


1035 Madison Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-7200

2200 Golf Road
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 657-7100

Imperial Grove Pavilion, The (associated with Ivy Apartments)

(Skilled Nursing)
1366 West Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

For Profit; Medicare & Medicaid accepted; Full range of services including dietary, housekeeping, social, mental health, physical therapy.

Ivy Apartments (Assisted Living)

2437 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 472-8400

Fax:  (773) 248-3651

Assisted/Supportive Living; Private, for profit

Minimum age:  65

Services:  central dining, housekeeping, transportation, social and recreational, physical therapy, supervision of medication, supervised bathing, medical care, security, library, respite care, religious activities, maintenance, emergency call system, laundry, TV room.



Mercy Residence at Tolentine Center


Senior housing, elevator, meals, housekeeping, activities, 24-hour security.  Religious activities.

Private, non-profit.  Minimum age 65. 


Sisters of Mercy

20300 South Governors Highway

Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Ph: 708-748-9500


Presbyterian Homes


An independent, not-for-profit corporation providing residential communities, healthcare programs, and services for older adults from diverse social and economic backgrounds.


Westminister Place

3200 Grant St.

Evanston, IL  60201

Ph: 847-866-1615


Lake View Place                                          Crowder Place

416 W. Barry Ave.                                       3801 N. Pine Grove Ave.

Chicago, IL  60657                                      Chicago, IL  60613

Ph: 773-477-4160                                         Ph: 773-477-4160


Subsidized housing; both Lakeview & Crowder Places charge rent on a sliding scale based on income. Leases are written for one year.

(Other Presbyterian Homes sites can be viewed at):



Renaissance Saint Luke

Independent Living

1501 W. Belmont Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657


Minimum age: 55

80% of the units are available to those whose incomes fall at or below 60% of the Annual Median Income. Rates are determined by the resident's income. 20% of the units are offered at Market Rate with no income restriction. Sponsored by St. Luke’s 



2800 West Fulton
Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-722-2900

Supportive Living; full-spectrum services, non-denominational chapel.

Minimum age:65


More info at:


Renaissance at Hillside
4600 N. Frontage Rd.

Hillside, IL 60162
Phone: (708)449-9933

Skilled nursing, for profit; accepts Medicare and Medicaid.  


St. Andrew Home


Single rooms with private bath with shower, meals, activities, daily mass, 24-hour security service. No application or entrance fee.


Felician Sisters

7000 North Newark Avenue

Niles, IL 60714

Ph: 847-647-8361


Housing Miscellaneous


Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago


Center for service, advocacy and social change for people with disabilities.

115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610-3209

Sarah Triano, Director

800-613-8549 (voice)

888-253-7003 (tty)
(312) 640-2101 fax


email:  generalinfo < at >


The Ark


Maintains food pantry, homeless residences, medical and legal clinics, dental and eye clinics, pharmacy, crisis intervention, counseling services, emergency financial aid, programs for seniors & thrift shops.


6450 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60645-5257

Ph: 773-973-1000

Fax: 773-973-4362

Email: ark < at >



Center of Concern


The Center of Concern is a not-for-profit agency that offers a variety of social services to individuals of all ages in Des Plaines, Park Ridge, Maine Township and the Northwest Chicagoland area. They assist those in crisis with supportive services, and provide support for the homebound and elderly to help them retain independent living.


1580 N Northwest Hwy, #310,

Park Ridge IL 60068

Ph: 847-823-0453


Center for New Horizons


Housing referrals for seniors (55 & above); no provisions for disabled.


6225 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 667-2065


CHAC: Chicago Section 8 Housing Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Department (HCV) manages the CHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly called Section 8. The HCV program is a system of private rent subsidies awarded to low-income households. At the present time, CHAC’s wait list is closed. For general questions on the Housing Choice Voucher Program, or to check your wait list status, please contact CHAC at:

60 E. Van Buren
9th floor
Chicago, IL 60605-1207
(312) 935-2600
TTY (312)461-0079
Office Hours: 8am – 5pm (By appointment)

All mail should be sent to the following address:

CHAC, Inc.
Chicago Housing Choice Voucher Program
P.O. Box 1406
Chicago, IL 60690-1406

Public housing residents can direct questions about their housing choice status to the CHA’s HCV Department at (312) 742-8840. Please direct all other inquiries to CHAC.

Chicago Commons – Emerson House

Housing referrals.


645 North Wood

Chicago, IL 60622

Ph: 312-421-3551


Community Associations Institute


CAI provides education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them.


480 W. Lake St., Suite 1B

Roselle, IL  60172                                                


fax:  630-307-3631

email:  CAI < at >



Community Service Options


An organization serving people with disabilities.  Conducts Home Options program to assist people with disabilities to purchase a home.


7575 South Kostner Avenue
Chicago, IL 60652

Ph: 773-884-1000


Consumer Loan Program for Illinois Disabled, Illinois State Treasurer’s Office (was the Ready Access Program)


Through this program, appropriate technological devices and transportation modifications can be financed to achieve greater mobility and self-sufficiency for disabled individuals of all ages. Call the Illinois Treasurer’s Office for more information.


Ph: 312-814-1700 (Voice), 312-814-6592 (TTY)



DuPage Homeownership Center

1333 N. Main St.

Wheaton, IL  60187                                                        



Fair Housing Advocates


South Suburban Housing Center

18220 Harwood Ave., Suite 1

Homewood, IL  60430                                                   



Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities                    

111 W. Jackson Blvd., 12th floor

Chicago, IL  60604


InterFaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs

(Takes discrimination complaints & fair housing issues.)

620 Lincoln Ave.

Winnetka, IL  60093



Healthy House Institute


Designed to help you improve your home's interior environment, especially its indoor air quality.  Articles available on their web site.


Healthy House

13998 West Hartford Dr.

Boise, ID 83713


Fax:  208-938-3138

Email: healthy < at >


H.O.M.E. Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly, a non-profit agency dedicated to low-income seniors; furniture donations directly to needy seniors.  Takes donations; beds, sofas, and dressers in good condition are needed for low-income seniors.

5414 B West Roosevelt Rd.

Chicago, IL  60644-1483


Fax:  773-921-1332

info < at >




Sarah’s Circle  773-728-1991

Drop-in center for homeless women


St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Worker  (773) 783-8532


Home Repairs for seniors, H-RAIL, Home Repairs for Assisted and Independent Living

Assists eligible seniors in obtaining free minor home repairs and modifications for home accessibility.  Age 60 and over.

Edgewater Community Council

1042 West Bryn Mawr

Chicago, IL 60660

Ph: 773-334-5609

Fax: 773-334-1871

Email: edgecc < at >, < at >, edgewatercouncil < at >


Housing Choice Voucher Program (see also CHAC)


The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.

Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs). The PHAs receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.


Cook County Housing Authority

175 W. Jackson Suite 350

Chicago, IL  60604


Fax:  312-939-4727


Housing opportunities for Women

1150 W. Lunt Ave.

Chicago, IL  60626



Housing-Related Issues Assistance


American Society of Home Inspectors
932 Lee Street, Suite 101

Des Plaines, IL 60016
Info on demand: 800-743-ASHI (800-743-2744)

Fax: 847-759-1620


Association of Condominium, Townhouse and Homeowners              

28 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 910

Chicago, IL  60604



(HUD) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410
Telephone: (202) 708-1112   TTY: (202) 708-1455
Find the address of a HUD office near you



Illinois Housing Development Authority Home Line                      



Lakeview Shelter


The Lakeview Shelter is an organization that works to eliminate problems that lead to homelessness and set individuals on the path towards self-sufficiency. The shelter offers job training for those in need and provides support groups for residents with drug abuse problems. Professional social service workers and volunteers counsel residents who have mental illnesses.


835 W. Addison St.

Ph: 773-327-1389

Fax: 773-327-1333


Matthew House


Housing assistance program.

3722-28 S. Indiana Ave.

Chicago, IL  60653


Program:  773-536-2528

Fax:  773-536-3668


Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

HomeMod Program

Call for application:


312-744-4964 (TTY)

Through the HomeMod program, the homes of people with disabilities may be modified with accessible features such as ramps, lifts, accessible kitchens and bathrooms and with assistive technology devices.


City of Chicago resident; Chicago residents with disabilities under 60 years of age; Must be head of household, spouse or legal dependant of the head of household; Households with incomes below 80% of the area median income may qualify for a full grant; those whose income is over 80% the area median income may qualify for a partial grant; Homeowners and renters may qualify for this program


Extended Home Living Services


Home modification program.


555 N Wolf Rd

Wheeling, IL 60090-3899

(847) 215-9490


Northwestern University Settlement Association


Gives referrals for housing.


1400 Augusta Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60622

Ph: 773-278-7471

Fax: 773-278-7536



Onward Neighborhood House


Provides one-month rent to persons who can prove income the following month.


600 North Leavitt

Chicago, IL 60612

Ph: 312-666-6726


Progress Center for Independent Living

Serving suburban Cook County.


7521 Madison St.

Forest Park, IL  60130

Ph: 708-209-1500, 708-209-1826 (TTY)

Fax: 708-209-1735


Rainbow House/Arco Iris


Non-profit organization working to end domestic violence.  Its mission is to provide outreach and violence prevention services to individuals, families and communities and to be effective public policy advocates for systemic change that reduces the prevalence and impact of domestic violence.


Little Village Outreach
4149 W. 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60623

Ph: 773-521-1815, 312-461-0462 (TTY)



Consumer Loan Program for Illinois Disabled, Illinois State Treasurer’s Office (was the Ready Access Program)


Through this program, appropriate technological devices and transportation modifications can be financed to achieve greater mobility and self-sufficiency for disabled individuals of all ages. Call the Illinois Treasurer’s Office for more information.


Ph: 312-814-1700 (Voice), 312-814-6592 (TTY)



Rental and Legal Help


Metropolitan Tenants Organization

 (773) 292-4980

 Questions and referrals


Chicago Commission on Human Relations 312-744-4111

- Discrimination and referrals


Chicago Dept. of Consumer Service   312-744-9400

- Security deposits complaints


Chicago Dept. of Buildings    312-744-5000

- City building inspectors


Housing & Urban Development (HUD)  312-353-6236

-Subsidized housing tenants


Emergency Shelter List from


Warning:  You are likely to encounter problems with multiple chemical sensitivities and allergies in shelters.


Chicago North Side

Lakeview Shelter, Inc., Serving men who are homeless or formerly homeless, 835 W. Addison Street, Chicago, IL 60613, 773-327-1389

Mother's House, 904 North St. Louis, Chicago, IL 60651, 773-252-5360

Franciscan Outreach Association, House of Mary & Joseph Overnight Shelter, 1645 West LeMoyne Street, Chicago, IL 60622, 773-278-6724


Chicago South Side

Port Ministries, Shelter, soup kitchen, food pantry. 5013 South Hermitage, Chicago, IL 60609, 773-778-5955

San Jose Obrero Mission, Transitional shelter for homeless men, 1856 South Loomis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608, 312-243-4347


Near West Side

Cathedral Shelter of Chicago, Shelter, food pantry, services, 1668 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612-3249, 312-997-2222


West Suburbs

Lazarus House, Provides shelter, food, encouragement, information, case management and support services to men, women and children in need who are connected to the Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, or Kaneland School districts, 214 Walnut Street, St. Charles, IL 60174, 630-587-2144

DuPage P.A.D.S., Inc. - Public Action to Deliver Shelter, rotating congregational sites for the homeless men, women and families of DuPage County, 705 West Liberty, Wheaton, IL 60187, 630-682-3846

Hope House, 4-8 Week Shelter Program, Phone for admission interview: 630-941-8681

West Suburban P.A.D.S. - Public Action to Deliver Shelter, rotating congregational sites in Oak Park and Berwyn, PO Box 797, Oak Park IL 60303, 708-338-1724,

Hesed House, 659 South River Street, Aurora, IL 60506-5551, 630-897-2156

Wayside Cross Ministries, Helps those in the Fox Valley whose lives lack hope and direction because of poverty, addiction, abuse and violence, 215 East New York Street, Aurora, IL 60505 630-892-4239


Northwest Suburbs

Community Crisis Center, Inc., Provides 24-hour, caring and professional services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crisis situations. P.O. Box 1390 Elgin, Illinois 60121-1390 24-Hour Hotline: 847-697-2380

Journeys From PADS to HOPE, Assists men, women & families in Cook County who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, 1140 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60074, 847-963-9163 ext.17

Shelter, Inc., Providing community-based, emergency and temporary housing for thousands of children and adolescents from birth through age 17 in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision, 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, 847-590-6188


REST (Residents for Effective Shelter Transition)


Providing emergency shelter, supportive services and interim housing to homeless men and women in Chicago.


P.O. Box 408307

Chicago, IL  60640
773-784-1087 fax


Centers for Independent Living


Centers for Independent Living are community based, not-for-profit, non-residential organizations, which serve people of any age with any type of disability.


National Council on Independent Living

1710 Rhode Ave, NW

5th Floor

Washington, D.C. 20036

Voice:  (202) 207-0334

Fax:  (202) 207-0341

TTY:  (202) 207-0340

Toll Free:  (877) 525-3400




Access Living of Metro Chicago 

115 W. Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL  60610

(312) 253-7000

TTY: (312) 253-7002

FAX: (312) 253-7001




Indianapolis Resource CIL 

2110 North Capitol Avenue

Indianapolis, IN  46202

(317) 596-6440

TTY: (317) 596-6440

FAX: (317) 596-6446


Everybody Counts

9111 Broadway, Suite A

Merrillville, IN  46410

(219) 769-5055

TTY: (219) 756-3323

FAX: (219) 769-5325




Central Iowa Center for Independent Living

655 Walnut Street, Suite 131

Des Moines, IA  50309-3930

(515) 243-1742

TTY: (515) 243-2177

FAX: (515) 243-5385




Society's Assets, Inc. (Satellite)

5727 Sixth Avenue

Kenosha, WI  53140

(262) 657-3999

TTY: (262) 657-3999

FAX:  (262) 657-1672


Access to Independence, Inc.

2345 Atwood Avenue

Madison, WI  53704

(608) 242-8484

TTY: (608) 242-8485

FAX: (608) 242-0383



600 West Virginia Street, Fourth Floor

Milwaukee, WI  53204

(414) 291-7520

TTY: (414) 291-7520

FAX: (414) 291-7525