The Burton Foundation (TBF), an Illinois based 501c3, currently has ownership in over a dozen LIHTC developments around the Midwest. Their central mission is to assist families in finding safe, secure, and affordable housing through participation in partnerships and management activities. They are also a philanthropic organization who builds permanent charitable capital through donations, grants, aid, and low-income interest loans to the poor for housing and health needs.
TBF reached out to local service provider Association for Individual Development (A.I.D.), which provides services to thousands of Kane County individuals who have developmental, physical and/or mental disabilities. For over 50 years A.I.D. has provided services to individuals who have developmental, physical and/or mental disabilities. All A.I.D. clients have access to enable them to live as independently as possible in their communities through a variety of service means.
Approximately half of the units are anticipated to be occupied by disabled households in this unique blended development. The project includes one, two and three bedroom units, and has two main goals: (1) provide high quality supportive housing for individuals and families that have a range of disabilities, and (2) integrate those special needs households into a broader community. By combining the development experience of The Burton Foundation with the service provider expertise of A.I.D., this collaboration within South Elgin will accomplish these goals.
The development is a three-story, 50-unit development in South Elgin, designed to be a modern apartment building. A.I.D.. provides on-site, 24/7 supervision by a Qualified Mental Health Professional as needed to all residents. This individual will reside in the building and be available for crisis and non-crisis situations, to provide general assistance to residents and will coordinate a variety of services. A.I.D. offers case management, daily living/life skills training, alcohol & drug treatment case management, counseling & psychosocial rehabilitation and a referral network to the residents of the development.