Permanent Housing

Subsidized housing and comprehensive case management that build stability and grow self-sufficiency

  • Housed Now PSH (Permanent Supportive Housing)
  • Families in Transition (FIT)
  • Systemizing Options and Services (SOS) -Joint Transitional -Rapid Rehousing Program (Triage Program)
  • Moving On RRH
  • Transition in Place (TIP)
  • The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
  • The Chronic Homeless Initiative (CHI)

Providing last steps to exiting homelessness by providing subsidized housing, in combination with comprehensive case management services that build stability, establish goals and grow self-sufficiency.

Housed Now PSH (Permanent Supportive Housing)

Housed Now PSH (Permanent Supportive Housing) provides permanent housing, rental subsidies and supportive services for unsheltered homeless single men and women. Housed Now is a program of stabilization and assessment focused on rehousing persons as quickly as possible in appropriate, stable, permanent housing.

Families in Transition (FIT)

Families in Transition (FIT) – A collaboration between the DFSS and the HomeWorks Campaign, FIT addresses homelessness impacting families in the most at-risk communities. Its primary goal is to connect 100 homeless families with permanent supportive housing. FIT targets families enrolled in Students in Temporary Living Situations (STLS) at six (6) CPS elementary schools (Earle, Ellington, Howe, Lowell, Nicholson, and Ward), to include families living in shelter or in doubled-up situations.

Systemizing Options and Services (SOS) -Joint Transitional -Rapid Rehousing Program (Triage Program)

Systemizing Options and Services (SOS) – Joint Transitional-Rapid Rehousing Program (Triage Program) provides temporary housing either in a TH or in RRH component for the unsheltered population. This project type provides a new way to meet some of the challenges that the unsheltered communities are facing. SOS is a 24-hour program of stabilization and assessment focused on rehousing persons as quickly as possible in appropriate, stable, permanent housing of their choice.

Moving On RRH

Moving On RRH provides scattered site Rapid Rehousing units for up to 24 months to unsheltered individual men and women. Moving On RRH is a program of stabilization and assessment focused on rehousing persons as quickly as possible in appropriate, stable, permanent housing.

Transition in Place (TIP)

Transition in Place (TIP) – provides short-term rental subsidies and supportive services for veteran families, including single households, that are experiencing homeless or imminent risk of homelessness, as defined by the Veterans Affairs (V.A), the funding entity. TIP master-leases 20 apartments and is committed to achieving/exceeding performance measures consistent with Plan 2.0, as defined in the Program Models Chart, PH section, utilizing a scattered site model.

The “Transition in Place” program utilizes existing residential housing units where homeless veteran participants and their families receive time-limited rental assistance and supportive services intended to address underlying causes of their homelessness and build resilience and independence.

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Supportive Housing Program (SHP)

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Supportive Housing Program (SHP) provides supportive services to about 160 formerly homeless or at-risk households in Chicago. SHP is a combination of affordable housing and support services designed to help individuals and families use housing as a platform for health and recovery following a period of homelessness. In partnership with the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Chicago Low Income Housing Trust Fund, households receive comprehensive case management and rental assistance to ensure residential stability. SHP’s values and ways of interacting with the participants create a program that helps the participant succeed over the long-term.

The Chronic Homeless Initiative (CHI)

The Chronic Homeless Initiative (CHI) provides permanent housing, rental subsidies and supportive services for chronically homeless single men and women as defined by the U.S.

Effective January 15, 2016, the definition of “chronically homeless” contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) final rule will be utilized. CHI is a low-barrier program; it has no time limits; provides case management on and offsite; subsidizes rents; and receives referrals from the Coordinated Entry System (CES). Support services are voluntary and appropriate to the needs and preferences of residents determined to comply with eligibility criteria.