Work has begun on West Humboldt Place, a new housing development on the West Side of Chicago to serve low-income families with disabilities. Located at the corner of West Chicago and North Drake Avenues, the new, three-story building will include 13 apartments on the two upper floors. The ground floor will provide supportive services for tenants as well as 200 other low-income children and caregivers from the larger community. Services will include case management, mental health counseling, job training, financial literacy instruction, and programs for young children.
“West Humboldt Place’s combination of secure, affordable housing, and comprehensive services will help families improve their health, education, and economic stability so they can break the cycle of poverty,” Cathy Krieger, President and CEO of The Children’s Place Association, said.