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The journey to self-sufficiency and recovery begins with a home. Thresholds is the largest provider of supported housing in Illinois, and our residential programs offer a variety of community-based options for persons with serious mental health and substance use conditions, including those exiting homelessness.

Thresholds offers a variety of housing options:

Contact Thresholds Housing: HousingAdministration@thresholds.org, 773-572-5272


Thresholds Housing Opportunities

Thresholds Permanent Supportive Housing buildings are for people with serious mental illnesses.

Thresholds housing includes group homes and apartment buildings. In a group home, residents have their own bedrooms and share kitchens, bathrooms and common areas. In an apartment building, each resident has their own living space, bathroom and, usually, a kitchen. There are varying levels of supportive services provided to residents at different buildings. Most apartments are furnished with a bed, table, chair, and dresser.

Thresholds housing includes residences in the city of Chicago, surrounding suburbs, Woodstock, IL and Kankakee, IL.


Group Homes – 24/7 Staffing

Located in Chicago, Oak Park, Kankakee, and Niles

Private bedroom, shared kitchen and bath

6-12 bedrooms per building

Eligibility: single adults

Income-based rents, meal and/or program fees

Supportive services staff onsite 24/7

Bill’s Place

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Archer Heights

Vincennes House

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Bronzeville

Paxton House

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: South Shore

Coles House

Chicago, IL

 Neighborhood: Hyde Park

Income limits

Fully accessible for physical disabilities

 

Income limits
Fully accessible for physical disabilities

 

No income limits

Not accessible for physical disabilities

 

8 studio units in a larger building

Shared kitchen

No income limits

Not accessible for physical disabilities

 

Niles Apartments

Niles, IL

River House

Kankakee, IL

Oak Park CILA

Oak Park, IL

Income limits

Partially accessible for physical disabilities

6 bedrooms

No income limits

Shared apartments in a larger building

 

 


Group Homes – Daytime Staffing

Located in Chicago and Kankakee

Private bedroom, shared kitchen and bath

8 bedrooms per building

Eligibility: single adults

Income limits, income-based rent, meal fee

Supportive services staff onsite daily

Fully accessible for physical disabilities

Calumet House

Chicago, IL 

Neighborhood: Bronzeville

Chicago Heights House

Chicago Heights, IL

Islander House

Chicago, IL

 Neighborhood: South Shore

Karlov House

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: West Garfield Park

 

King House

Chicago, IL

 Neighborhood: South Shore

Mazza House

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Woodlawn

Polk House

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Humboldt Park

Harbor (West) House

Kankakee, IL


Group Homes – Daytime Staffing

Located in Skokie and Morton Grove

Private bedroom, shared kitchen and bath

8 bedrooms per building

Eligibility: single adults, flat rent ($550/month)

Not accessible for physical disabilities

Supportive services staff onsite daily

Wright Terrace

Skokie, IL

Morton Grove House

Morton Grove, IL


Studio Apartments

Located in Chicago

Studio apartments

Eligibility: single adults, income-based rent

Meal and/or program fee

Supportive services staff onsite daily

Not accessible for physical disabilities

Woodlawn House

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Kenwood

Jacqueline Terrace

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Lakeview

Shared and individual kitchens

8 units

Studio Apartments

12 units


1- Bedroom Apartments

Located in Chicago

Eligibility: single adults, income limits, rent is 30% of income.

 Elevator buildings with limited fully accessible units.

Supportive services staff onsite during the week.

Program fee may apply.

These properties are in high demand. Waitlists open approximately every 2 years.

 

Doan Apartments

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Garfield Park

Dorchester Apartments

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Woodlawn

Penn House

Chicago, IL

 Neighborhood: Old Town

15 units

17 units

19 units


Shared 2-Bedroom Apartments

Located in Blue Island, Skokie and Woodstock

Eligibility: single adults

Flat rent (includes utilities)

Not accessible for physical disabilities

Rebecca Susan Apartments

Woodstock, IL

Blue Island Apartments

Blue Island, IL

Old Orchard Apartments

Skokie, IL

South Suburbs Apartments

Blue Island, IL

6 units – 12 bedrooms

Rent is $450/month

6 units –12 bedrooms

Rent is $550/month

4 units – 8 bedrooms

Rent is $550/month

Studio, 1 BR and shared 2 BR

Rent varies

 


Special Population – Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Group Homes

Private bedroom, shared kitchen and bath

7-11 bedrooms

Eligibility: single adults, deaf or hard of hearing

Income-based rent, meal and/or program fees

Becker House

Chicago, IL

 Neighborhood: Rogers Park

California House

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Ravenswood

Kiley House

Chicago, IL

 Neighborhood: Lincoln Square

Washtenaw House

Chicago, IL

 Neighborhood: Ravenswood

Staff onsite weekdays

24/7 staff onsite

24/7 staff onsite

Staff onsite weekdays

 


Special Population – Williams Class Member

Group Homes

Located in Kankakee and Canaryville

Private bedroom, shared kitchen and bath

10 bedrooms

Eligibility: single adults, Williams class member

Income-based rent, program and meal fees

Supportive services staff onsite 24/7

Dearborn Apartments 

Kankakee, IL 

Liberty House 

Chicago, IL  

 Neighborhood: Canaryville 

10 bedrooms 

Accessible for physical disabilities 

10 bedrooms 

Partially accessible for physical disabilities 

Condominiums

Various City of Chicago locations

Studio and 1 bedroom apartments in private condominium buildings

Eligibility: single adults, Williams class members

Fair Market Rent; accepts IL Department of Mental Health Bridge Housing Subsidy or Housing Choice Voucher  

Supportive services staff visit as needed 

 


Group Home – Self Pay

Located in Chicago

Private bedroom, shared kitchen and bath

Eligibility: single adults, no income limits

Rent is $3925/month (includes supportive services, meals, and utilities)

Private health insurance accepted

York House

West Ridge

 


Thresholds – Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Housing Opportunities

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) manages the waitlist for the following five Thresholds buildings, and two master leases in privately owned buildings, through the Project Rental Assistance (PRA) program. Most buildings are accessible for persons with disabilities, have income limits, and rent is 30% of income. You can apply to be on one Project Rental Assistance waitlist at any given time. CHA eligibility requirements apply.

Thresholds Project Rental Assistance Apartment Buildings

Rowan Trees Apartments

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Englewood

Grais Apartments

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Rogers Park

Humboldt House (Carroll Apartments)

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Humboldt Park

Austin Apartments

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Austin

Buffett Place

Chicago, IL

Neighborhood: Lakeview

Studio and 1-bedroom unit

For people experiencing chronic homelessness (enrolled in HMIS)

Studio Units

For people experiencing chronic homelessness (enrolled in HMIS)

Studio and 1-bedroom units

Program fee

Studio units

For people experiencing homelessness

 

Studio units

For persons with a disability, does not have to be serious mental illness


Thresholds Project Rental Assistance  – Contracts with Private Landlords

Casa de Troy 

Chicago, IL 

Neighborhood: West Lawn 

Edgewater Shores 

Chicago, IL 

Neighborhood: Edgewater  

1-bedroom units 

Walk up building

Not accessible 

Studio units 

Elevator building