The incredible team we have is already housing people with the $15,000 we received from Housing Action Illinois. Immediately our shelter team, our permanent supportive housing team, and our administrative team came together to say “How can we house people?” Then they did it.
This week we are helping three people who are in emergency shelter right now sign leases to their new apartments. And we’re helping those in our housing program take that step to independence, then we’re going to welcome several more people (some of whom are on the streets) enter into permanent supported housing—a home with the supports they need to stay housed.
This is just the beginning; we anticipate being able to assist approximately 15-20 people transition from homeless to housed over the next month.