What is Housing Navigation?

What is Housing Navigation?

One of the primary challenges homeless people face is navigating the housing market. Housing search and placement services can address many of the barriers faced by those experiencing homelessness, such as low incomes and unstable housing histories among other things. Every Tuesday, our housing case managers help clients find affordable […]

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IHDA Releases its Housing Blueprint 2021

IHDA Releases its Housing Blueprint 2021

We provide direct services to people experiencing homelessness and imminent risk of homelessness; however, we also support government, nonprofit, and other institutions as they work to create structural change in the housing market. The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is a state government agency that finances the creation and preservation […]

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Federal Mortgage Relief FAQ

Federal Mortgage Relief FAQ

The COVID-19 pandemic’s socioeconomic effects have left 12 percent of households behind on mortgage payments. Although the federal eviction/foreclosure moratorium has been extended until July 31, many households risk being foreclosed upon after it expires. Luckily, some at risk households can secure federal mortgage relief for up to a year. […]

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BEDS Special Bulletin: Employment

BEDS Special Bulletin: Employment

Employment represents one of the many ways we help people experiencing homelessness and imminent risk of homelessness stabilize their lives. Today, we want to take a closer look at the issue of employment for people experiencing homelessness and how we respond. Do people experiencing homelessness work? A common stereotype holds […]

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New apartment brings hope, fresh start

New apartment brings hope, fresh start

Having a place to call home means the world to Danny, who first started working with BEDS more than three years ago. He recently moved into an apartment in Oak Lawn that features brand-new furniture and plenty of space to relax in. Danny loves being able to cook his own […]

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Community baby shower celebrates new moms

Community baby shower celebrates new moms

New and expecting moms among our clients were recently showered with attention and celebrated. A community baby shower and luncheon event was organized by the Oddfellows Palacky Lodge #630 to help these moms prepare for their new arrivals, while also making them feel special too. BEDS Plus Director of Supportive […]

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Erin Molek: Why I Give

Erin Molek: Why I Give

She was referred to as the woman in the red coat but I knew her as Joan. She was an everyday presence in our community: a small, slight lady who was very timid, kept to herself and spent her days walking the sidewalks of La Grange with her roller suitcase. […]

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