La Posada Interim Housing for Families Experiencing Homelessness
La Posada’s main goal is to restore families who are experiencing homelessness to stable and permanent living situations by providing interim housing for up to 120 days. In addition to housing, La Posada provides case management and support services to identify each family's strengths and needs, thereby addressing the root causes of homelessness and preventing recurrence.
La Posada is funded through a combination of public and private funding:
Housing Urban Development (HUD)
Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services (CDFSS)
Illinois Department Human Services (IDHS)
Upon initial contact, families referred to La Posada must meet certain eligibility criteria prior to entrance into the program:
- Must provide verification of homelessness
- Must meet Income Poverty Guidelines
- Applicant must be an adult over the age of 18 with minor children
At La Posada, once a family is determined to be eligible and has entered the program, they work with a Family Support Case Manager. As a family-centered program, La Posada provides services that are designed to identify the unique needs of each individual family through a service plan. Case managers advocate on behalf of the participants as needs are identified in order to help them become self-sufficient and assist families as they apply for benefits acquisition and other necessary services. During their temporary stay at La Posada, each participant has access to on-site supportive services that include food, clothing from donations, transportation vouchers, babysitting, pre-vocational training/job readiness, ESL, and financial literacy.
To learn more, call La Posada’s main line at 773.782.8820.
If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness or is in need of emergency housing:
- Go to the nearest hospital or police station for assistance with shelter.
- Call 311. You will be directed the nearest pick-up point to be taken to a shelter or ask for Short-Term Help.
- Visit Direct2Housing, an online tool that allows you to search for housing information on your own. You can click on each of the results to see contact information, eligibility criteria, and application process for supportive housing programs.
- Visit the City of Chicago’s list of Warming/Cooling Centers for other helpful resources.
- Visit the Cook County Continuum of Care website for information on emergency housing resources in suburban cook county.