Assessments begin for Chicago’s FIT housing program 

Assessments are underway for a new housing program that will assist homeless families with children enrolled at six Chicago Public Schools (CPS):

  • Ellington Elementary
  • Earle Elementary
  • Howe Elementary
  • Nicholson Elementary
  • L. Ward Elementary
  • Lowell Elementary

The new program is called Housing Support for CPS Families in Transition, or FIT.

Participating families will be those staying at shelters, as well as those who are doubled-up with friends or relatives due to economic hardship. 

Locations for assessments are listed HERE.

In the coming year, FIT will offer permanent housing and supportive services for 100 of the most vulnerable homeless families at six high-need elementary schools on the South and West sides. It was created through advocacy by the HomeWorks campaign, managed by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH).

The Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund will fund 100 rent subsidies using funds CCH helped free from escrow. The city’s Airbnb tax will fund the supportive services using part of a 4% tax CCH helped enact last year.

Families seeking more information can contact Associate Organizing Director Hannah Willage at (773) 906-3438.

You can read more about HomeWorks HERE.