West Humboldt Place Allows The Children’s Place Association to Double Multi-Family Housing Capacity

 State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, Alderman Walter Burnett Jr, Governor Pat Quinn, Children’s Place CEO Cathy Krieger, Illinois Housing Development Authority Executive Director Mary Kenney, Congressman Danny K. Davis, and Chair of the Children’s Place Association Board Kathleen Sellew (Left to Right) gathered in late July to break ground on the project.

State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, Alderman Walter Burnett Jr, Governor Pat Quinn, Children’s Place CEO Cathy Krieger, Illinois Housing Development Authority Executive Director Mary Kenney, Congressman Danny K. Davis, and Chair of the Children’s Place Association Board Kathleen Sellew (Left to Right) gathered in late July to break ground on the project.

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.

The Children’s Place Association has been providing services in the Humboldt Park area for 23 years. It successfully developed two other buildings and currently manages nine apartments for families living with HIV/AIDS. West Humboldt Place will allow the nonprofit to increase its housing capacity by more than two times. Major funding for the project comes from the Illinois Housing Development Authority, and the Chicago Department of Planning and Development.