DEVELOPER INFO: LPCS
LPCS brings communities together to empower individuals facing homelessness and poverty to secure stable housing and make sustainable life changes. LPCS work on the basis of accountability. LPCS staff, Guests, volunteers, stakeholders, and donors are a micro-community with common interests and goals that hold each responsible to the other. Together, LPCS works within Lincoln Park Community Services and with the larger community to ensure our members receive the support, respect, and understanding they need to empower their lives. LPCS will provide a holistic continuum of services that removes barriers and increases self-sufficiency. LPCS will be a leader and innovator in creating solutions to homelessness in our community. LPCS believe that every person in the community has a stake in and can contribute to ending homelessness. LPCS is primarily privately funded, supported largely by community donations. Truly a community-based organization, LPCS has always been operated by the pool of more than 1,500 volunteers each year who serve our community in a variety of ways.
(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 efficiency units of at least 300 sq ft. Each unit will include a private bathroom, kitchenette and sleeping/living area. A common area is planned with laundry, a seating area, and computers, as well as a fitness area, a second lounge, and a storage area. The PSH portion will be connected only by a shared, emergency stairwell to the Interim Housing Program portion in the adjacent building and on the first floor below. IHP residents will not have access to the PSH areas, but PSH residents will have access to programmatic and supportive services delivered in the separately financed IHP area. This project is unique because the PSH residents will have full access to the social services provided to the IHP guests, the same services which have made LPCS one of the most successful programs in the City returning homeless persons to stability and employment.