901 West 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60621
Property Type: Supportive
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Mercy Housing Lakefront
As part of the City of Chicago’s “Plan to End Homelessness”, the city identified the creation of supportive housing as part of the solution. In addition, the city identified the Englewood Community as having a need for supportive housing. Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Englewood Apartments is a key milestone in the city’s efforts to achieve the goals set forth in this plan. Englewood Apartments is a permanent supportive housing development that will house 99 individuals who are chronically homeless and disabled or at high risk of homelessness.
This development provides an innovative blend of effective strategies to address some of society’s most pressing issues: homelessness, environmental conservation, poverty and economic development. The community also responds to the unique needs of homeless adults that struggle with chronic homelessness, health issues, disabilities, substance abuse and mental illness.
- The six‐story building is comprised of 63,000 square feet that will provide 99 single‐room occupancy apartments and on‐site social services. Each apartment contains an individual kitchen and bathroom. Twenty units are either accessible or adaptable.
- The top five floors contain apartments and a lounge space for community interaction. The first floor contains space to provide residents with social services such as case management, employment services and leadership development.
- The first floor contains multi‐purpose space for community‐based activities and dining, a computer lab, laundry facilities and a classroom.
- The development contains a number of sustainable green design elements that will allow the building to obtain Gold LEED Certification from the United States Green Building Council. These elements include:
> A hybrid geothermal system and a collection of solar panels
> An energy‐efficient back‐up boiler and chiller
> A rooftop garden
> High‐energy windows that are smaller on the south side to reduce heat collection
> Energy Star appliances, energy efficient lighting, low‐VOC paints, low‐flow toilets, faucets, and
> A rain water collection system on the roof
> Native fauna for on‐site landscaping and a grove of trees planted to reduce the heat island effect
> A building recycling program
> Walking distance to public transportation
Englewood Apartments' Resident Services include case management, employment training, education services and leadership development. Resident have access to an on‐site service team comprised of case workers, property management, maintenance staff and a 24‐hour front desk that work together under a blended management model to empower residents to meet their full potential and create healthy and sustainable living environments. These services are proven, cost‐effective strategies to help extremely vulnerable and at‐risk individuals maintain stable housing and move towards economic self‐sufficiency.