Supportive Housing in the Northwest Suburbs
We are happy to report that great strides have been made in building supportive housing in our Northwest Suburban area. Please follow the tireless advocacy of the North/Northwest Suburban Task Force for up-to-date information.
Click on link to be taken to the Task Force website.
Only a few years young, a 39 apartment facility, Myers Place, opened in Mt. Prospect under the guidance of the Daveri Development Group and the Kenneth Young Center. Individuals with mental or physical disabilities now have a choice for independent living with on-site social services available.
PhilHaven began construction in Wheeling, Illinois in the fall of 2015 and began welcoming it's first residents to the 50 apartment complex in the fall of 2016.
Spruce Village, a development of 44 units, is in the approval process in Palatine, Illinois. Ground breaking was on 12/5/19. Construction starts in 2020.
Hanover Landing, a new 40-unit permanent supportive housing (PSH) development was approved by the Elgin Plan Commission on Feb 5th. The proposal will go to the Elgin City Council on March 21st. The meeting will be at 7:00 PM in Elgin City Hall. We urge every area NAMI member to show up at that meeting to help show broad community support for this much needed housing development.
Open House/Ribbon Cutting at Heart's Place, 120 E. Boeger Drive, Arlington Heights is on Wed. Sep. 11 from 3-6 PM.
Heart’s Place, the long awaited permanent supportive housing (PSH) apartment building for people with mental illnesses or other disabilities in Arlington Heights, is nearing completion. The building should be ready for occupancy this August. When completed, Heart’s Place will have 10 one-bedroom and 8 two-bedroom apartments, each complete with kitchen, bathroom and living areas. On-site social services will be coordinated by HODC, the Housing Opportunities Development Corporation, a non-profit developer of low-income and supported housing.
Heart’s Place tenants will be selected through a process arranged by the Housing Opportunity Development Corporation (HODC), the project’s developer and HACC. Construction should be complete and No waiting list for Heart’s Place has been established yet. People who would like to be notified when the waiting list opens should contact Richard Koening at HODC, firstname.lastname@example.org. Note – this will not put you on a waiting list; it is merely a list of people to be notified about when the actual waiting list will open.
Supportive housing at this site has been supported for almost a decade by the Housing Task Force, an independent non-profit comprised of representatives from area NAMI chapters, and by many other community groups, churches, government officials, area legislators, mental health service providers and concerned individuals.
For additional information, see the Task Force website:
Click the Housing Task Force link on upper-left for more information.