Miriam Apartments

Mercy Housing Lakefront


Located in a historic district of Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, The Miriam Apartments were originally built in 1925 as a home for senior citizens. The four-story brick building was acquired by Mercy Housing in 1991 and transformed into an affordable housing complex for women who were otherwise unable to afford a home, making it the first development of its kind in Illinois. The first floor of the building offers a large community kitchen, recreation room, resident lounge, bike storage and laundry facilities. The building was named for Sister Miriam Friday and her lifetime of work with Uptown’s poor and homeless.


  • Community room
  • Community kitchens on each floor
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Recreation room and resident lounge
  • Case management and referral services
  • Tenant Leadership Program
  • Employment program
  • Creative Writing
  • Art Therapy


  • 66 units of supportive housing for single women
  • Handicap accessible and adaptable units available
  • Acquired in 1991
  • Funded by: McKinnney Section 8 Grant and Low Income Housing Tax Credits
  • Architect: Dennis Langley, Weese Langley Weese Architects

Miriam Apartments

4707 North Malden
Chicago, IL 60640
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 Phone:  773-273-6700
[TTY 800.877.8973 or 711]

Property Type: Supportive
Units:  66

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