Offering Agency-managed Apartments to Those with a History of Chronic Homelessness and Disability

Permanent Supportive Housing offers agency-managed apartments to clients with a history of chronic homelessness and disability.  BEDS has a rolling stock of 50 supportive housing units, including 30 scattered site units and 20 in the purpose-built Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing facility.  The BEDS Permanent Supportive Housing program serves highly vulnerable people with a history of chronic homelessness, physical and mental disabilities, and serious health conditions.

Supportive housing residents receive housing and supportive care for as long as they need, with the goal of becoming more self-sufficient and able to qualify for independent living options.

BEDS scattered site units are one, two or three bedroom apartments for an individual or family.  Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing units are 350 Sq. Ft. studio apartments with a private bathroom, kitchenette and living area.  All supportive housing tenants sign an annual lease that requires them to pay 30 percent of their income towards rent; the remainder is covered by a variety of public and private sources.

Currently, BEDS Plus has several Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) vouchers in addition to its rolling stock.

Scattered Site Permanent Supportive Housing Eligibility

  • documented history of chronic homelessness as defined by HUD
  • utilization of the emergency overnight shelter system
  • documented physical or mental disability

Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing Eligibility

  • documented history of chronic homelessness as defined by HUD
  • documented physical or mental disability
  • completed HACC process
  • must meet income requirements
  • must complete background check

Achieving the Dream: Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing

The day residents moved into Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing — April 21, 2018 — was a milestone achievement for BEDS Plus Care.  After more than five years of planning and overcoming a variety of challenges, the dream of owning a single-site facility built with the purpose of providing supportive housing became a reality.

On February 28, 2018 long time faith partners, volunteers, citizen activists, and so many others who have stood with BEDS Plus throughout our 30-year history gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing would not be possible without the generous support of many:

Arthur Foundation
(now Healthy Communities Foundation)
Burton Foundation
Carlton Management Company
Community Memorial Foundation
Cook County Commission on Social Innovation
CSH
Pete & Trish Eckardt
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
First Congregational Church of Western Springs
First Presbyterian Church of La Grange
FNBC Bank & Trust
Tom & Vicki Hill
Richard & Linda Hillsman
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Murray & Diana Johnson

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Mark & Martha Laubacher
Lightengale Group
The Mark Morton Memorial Fund
Issa & Peggy Muasher
David & Tina Rounds
Shed Studio
Skender Construction Company
The Speiser Family Foundation
St. John of the Cross Parish
The Richman Group
The TNT Foundation
Jeffrey Tobolski
U.S. Bank
Greg & Wendy Vichick
W-T Engineering, Inc.

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