Illinois Celebrates Investment to End Homelessness Among Veterans

Illinois Celebrates Investment to End Homelessness Among Veterans


Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) joined the Volunteers of America of Illinois, community leaders, Veterans of the U.S. Military and their families to open Hope Manor II Apartments on October 17, one of the first large-scale developments in the nation designed to address the needs of female Veterans and Veterans with families at risk of homelessness.


Women Veterans, often with children, are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. To address the challenges these military families face in transitioning to civilian housing and employment, IHDA has made Veteran housing a priority, launching or modifying proven programs that create more housing opportunities for the servicemen and women of Illinois.


The 73-unit Hope Manor II will be home to nearly 100 heroes and family members who were previously homeless or at risk of homelessness. The campus-style community in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood will provide affordable rents and supportive services that help them change and improve their lives over the long term. After IHDA provided financing for Hope Manor I in East Garfield Park to provide housing and services to single Veterans in 2012, a community to serve families was the next appropriate step.

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