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Chicago, IL list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.


Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Chicago, IL below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


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Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project
Chicago, IL 60615
(773)643-8061
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Knapp House Recovery
Chicago, IL 60644
(503) 206-4501
sober recovery house,
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International Fellowship Of Christians And Jews Chicago
Chicago, IL 60602

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Access Living Of Metropolitan Chicago Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-640-2100-21
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Agora Community Services
Chicago, IL 60649
(800) 518-5260
provides HUD, Approved Housing Assistance Programs, budget counseling, financial management, home improvement and rehabilitacion counseling, pre-purchase homebuyer education, services for homeless counseing
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Good Seed Ministries Inc Chicago
Chicago, IL 60609
773-548-4795
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Single Room Housing Assistance Corp. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60644
(312) 212-1212
supportive housing, housing referrals
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Northwest Side Housing Center Chicago
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 283-3888
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Cook County Housing Development Corporation Chicago
Chicago, IL 60604
312.663.5447
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Young Mens Christian Association Of Metropolitan Chicago Foundation Fo Chicago
Chicago, IL 60610
(312)932-1200
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Catholic Charities Of The Archdiocese Of Chicago Chicago
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 655-7700
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Cathedral Shelter Of Chicago Chicago
Chicago, IL 60612
(312)997-2222
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Housing Opportunities And Maintenance For The Elderly - Chicago
Chicago, IL 60644
(773)921-3200
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Housing Action Illinois Chicago
Chicago, IL 60603
312-939-6074
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Spanish Coalition For Housing Chicago
Chicago, IL 60639
(773) 342-7575
housing assistance, energy assistance, Weatherization, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP, prevent risk of eviction, locate affordable rental)
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Deborah's Place - Marah's Permanent Housing (for Women)
Chicago, IL 60657
773-348-9011
permanent supportive housing for women
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Heartland Alliance For Human Needs And Human Rights - Assertive Community Treatment Residential (for The Mentally Ill)
Chicago, IL 60604
312-660-1300
housing, health care, jobs, justice.
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Interfaith House - Assessment/respite Program
Chicago, IL 60624
773-533-6013
ill and injured homeless, homeless adults,
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Pacific Garden Mission
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-9410
men's homeless shelter, overnight accommodations, clothing, medical assistance, shower, clean sleepwear, comfortable bunk, women shelter, homeless children, bread of life
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REST - Residents For Effective Shelter Transitions
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 784-0909

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St. Martin De Porres House Of Hope (for Women And Children)
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 643-5843
individual, group and family counseling, health care, educational, life skillls training for adults, personal development, music and spiritual direction. AA and NA meetings
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The Ark - Sarnoff Levin Residence
Chicago, IL 60645
773-973-1000
transitional housing, homeless, shelter,jewish community
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Breakthrough Urban Ministries - Men's Services (for Men 22+)
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 346-1785
Men shelter, 24 hours, overnight shelter, food, shower, laundry, clothing, case management, couseling. access to health care, employment training
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Breakthrough Urban Ministries - Women's Services Program (for Women)
Chicago, IL 60624
773-722-0179
Women shelter, overnight service, women in crisis, food, shower, laundry, clothing, case management, counseling, substance abuse referral, access to healthcare
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Deborah's Place - Dolores' Safe Haven (for Mentally Ill Women)
Chicago, IL 60610
773-722-5080
mental illness, case management, medical service, education services, psychiatric consultation, women shelter
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Deborah's Place - Teresa's Interim Housing (for Women)
Chicago, IL 60610
773-722-5080
transitional housing for women
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Deborah's Place - Patty Crowley Apartments (for Women)
Chicago, IL 60610
312-944-9227
affordable permanent housing to women, homeless, case management, support groups, art therapy, educational, employment services.
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Deborah's Place - Rebecca Johnson Apartments (for Women)
Chicago, IL 60612
773-722-5080
affordable permanent housing to women, homeless, case management, support groups, art therapy, educational, employment services, case management, support groups, art therapy, educational, employment services.
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Deborah's Place Chicago
Chicago, IL 60612
773-722-5080
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization, shelter, women, mental illness, comprehensive support services, overnight shelter,
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Inner Peace Corp. Sober Living Spaces for women
Chicago, IL 60629
773-744-0613
Sober living for women and women with children.
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The Habitat Corporation - Low Rent Public Housing Chicago
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 527-5700
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Chicago Housing Authority Chicago
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 742-8500
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Housing Authority Of The County Of Cook Chicago
Chicago, IL 60604
(312)542-4728
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Primo Center For Women And Children Chicago
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 722-0544
Transitional Housing
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The Ark Chicago
Chicago, IL 60645
(773)973-1000
Transitional Housing
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Casa Central Chicago
Chicago, IL 60622
(773)645-2300
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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La Casa Norte Chicago
Chicago, IL 60647
(773)276-4900
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Heartland Human Care Services Chicago
Chicago, IL 60604
(312)660-1300
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Deborahs Place Ii Chicago
Chicago, IL 60612
(773)638-3539
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Inner Voice Chicago
Chicago, IL 60612
(312)666-8110
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Community Supportive Living Systems Chicago
Chicago, IL 60643
(773)881-1767
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Chicago Christian Industrial League Chicago
Chicago, IL 60608

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Hope House Chicago
Chicago, IL 60624

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Transitional Housing Chicago
Chicago, IL 60613
(773)572-5200
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Chicago Housing Authority Windows Of Opportunity, Inc. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 786-6600
housing assistance, socially and economically self sufficient
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Chicago Mutual Housing Network Chicago
Chicago, IL 60647
(773)278-9210
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Southeast Chicago Development Commission Inc Chicago
Chicago, IL 60617
(773)731-8755
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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National Association Of Christian Community Developers, Aka Christian Community Development Assn. Chicago
Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 475-7370
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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You Can Make It, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60609
773-732-5784
Emergency Shelter, Meals, Substance Abuse Treatment
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Lincoln Park Community Shelter
Chicago, IL 60614
773-549-6111
Supportive Housing
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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessnessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficience to move towards independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.