Permanent Supportive Housing Funds

Lightengle Group is excited to announce that 6 of its clients received Illinois Housing Development Authority Permanent Supportive Housing funds. Twelve applications were received by IHDA with hopes of funding with eight being approved, salve Lightengale group’s clients will receive funding from multiple IHDA sources.

Rogers Park PSH
Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center (Anixter) will use the IHDA funds to rehabilitate 13 permanent supportive housing units that it currently owns and operates as Community Integrated Living Arrangement  (CILA) housing in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. The social services Anixter provides have been recognized as instrumental in improving the lives of thousands of persons with physical and mental disabilities in the City of Chicago, enabling them to remain as independent as possible.

New Moms Oak Park
New Moms, Inc. (NMI) sought the assistance of the Illinois Housing Development Authority in its plans to construct 18 permanent supportive housing units in Oak Park. The Project will include the demolition of an existing office building plus the new construction of the New Mom’s development. The social services that NMI provide are instrumental to young parents that are typically low income, frequently without adequate support systems, and often without housing to properly care for their child(ren). NMI helps train them in the skills they will need for successful parenthood and employment.

Arboretum West
Over the Rainbow Association will use the funds for a permanent supportive housing development for persons with disabilities located at 1005 E. Division, Lombard, IL 60148, DuPage County. The development will include the rehabilitation of an 11-unit group home into 14-studio apartments. The basement will feature a property management office, community room, laundry room and will be serviced by the elevator. The building’s design and construction will include green features and landscaped grounds. The large backyard is already fenced and has a paved walking path and a picnic shelter. These features will remain in place. There is also an existing parking lot and it will be re-configured slightly to accommodate 14 parking spaces and new landscaping.

Lincoln Park Community Shelter
The Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) permanent supportive housing project will be located at 1521 North Sedgwick, Chicago, IL 60610. The PSH building will be a 5 story, newly constructed, elevator building with 20 permanent supportive housing efficiency units adjacent to the future home of its Interim Housing Program (IHP). This will allow its permanent tenants to benefit from the social services LPCS provides at IHP to its interim program guests. The social services LPCS provides have been recognized as instrumental in returning thousands of homeless persons over the years to long term stability and employment.

Evanston PSH
Housing Opportunities for Women will construct a permanent supportive housing development located at 2215 Dempster Street in Evanston, Illinois. The newly constructed building will be a three-story, 16-unit development, designed to be a modern apartment building providing safe and affordable units. Residents will have access to on-site case management, daily living/life skills training, employment and job training, mental and physical health case management, counseling and a service referral network. All units will be affordable to families with incomes at 30% of the area median income.

South Side Office of Concern PSH
South Side Office of Concern (SSOC) will rehabilitate their current office building into two floors of permanent supportive housing development, located in downtown Peoria in close proximity to a variety of amenities and services for the residents. SSOC’s overarching purpose is to create high quality, modern living spaces providing safe and affordable housing to various targeted populations within the area. Residents will have access to supportive services provided by SSOC and/or various collaborative partner community-based service providers. These services include, but are not limited to, needs assessment and individualized service planning, case management, daily living/life skill training, employment and job training, comprehensive range of behavioral health services, and related referral services.

Lightengale is excited to work with its clients and IHDA in closing these important deals in the coming months!

About Lightengale Group
Lightengale Group (LGG) is an affordable housing real estate financial advisory firm offering services to experienced and non-experienced developers nationally. LGG provides strategic & financial planning for developers by tracking evolving government regulations and funding requirements. With over 75 years of combined experience and more than 4,000 units completed, LGG is the industry’s preferred advisory leader.