Chicago's Partnership with Private Market Landlords to End Homelessness
The City of Chicago is committed to ending homelessness and our goal is to house the most vulnerable residents in our city. We have demonstrated our commitment to helping some of our most vulnerable residents by investing in CPS Families in Transition (FIT) Project and Ending Veterans Homelessness (EVHI). CPS FIT is a project designed to connect 100 families with children enrolled in CPS' Students in Temporary Living Situations with permanent supportive housing This means families receive a long term housing subsidy with ongoing support services for the whole family to stay on track. This program represents a collaboration among Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), HomeWorks, Chicago Public Schools, CSH, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and The Low Income Housing Trust Fund.
EVHI is a collaboration to support the Chicago's Veterans community who are in need of stable housing. We are committed to supporting our Veterans who too are experiencing housing insecurities and homelessness. There are rental assistance programs and support services in Chicago like Support Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), VASH, and other supportive housing providers who can support our Veterans.
In order to help our fellow Chicagoans get back on their feet, we need our landlords across Chicago to join the movement to providing available rental units to vulnerable residents. We have a high demand for studios, one-bedroom units for the veterans and multi-bedroom units for the families. If you have vacant, available housing units that you want to market and help someone get back on their feet, please complete the survey below.