Heartland welcomes seniors to Town Hall Apartments

Heartland Housing was proud to join with development partner Center on Halsted, Lakeview residents and elected officials to open the region’s first LGBTQ-friendly, affordable senior housing development, Town Hall Apartments.

“Town Hall Apartments is a safe, welcoming and affordable place for seniors to call home in a community that embraces and supports everyone, regardless of sexual orientation,” said Michael Goldberg, Executive Director of Heartland Housing, a division of Heartland Alliance, the leading anti-poverty organization in the Midwest. “Affordable housing for all residents is critical to the success of any city. Town Hall is an example of how good design, development and collaboration can fulfill a critical need while improving the surrounding neighborhood.”

Town Hall Apartments is located at 3600 N. Halsted Street in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, the heart of Chicago’s vibrant LGBTQ community. The $23.7 million, 79-unit building provides housing for seniors 55 years old or older. Because all units are subsidized, rent will be no more than 30% of a given resident’s income.

As a testament to the need, Heartland Housing received more than 400 applications to live at Town Hall. All 79 units have been rented for the coming year.

Center on Halsted will offer resident- and community-based services for seniors living in the building, as well as expand and relocate its existing Senior Services program to the first floor of the building.

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Mayor Emanuel attends opening of Harvest Commons

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended the re-opening of a building recently renovated by Heartland Housing which now provides 89 units of supportive housing. Mayor Emanuel spoke of the development in the context of his “Neighborhoods Now”  initiative as a way to be inclusive of current residents while developing and their neighborhood. Further plans for area surrounding the Harvest Commons development include improvements to the Damen “L” stop, renovations to Union Park, and as Alderman Burnett, Jr. of the 27th ward pointed out, potential plans with the nearby United Center.

Revitalizing Chicago’s Near West Side

The renovation of the building currently known as Harvest Commons is an important piece in revitalizing the struggling Eisenhower Corridor neighborhood on Chicago’s Near West Side. The building, developed by Heartland Housing, will provide 89 units of low-income housing for struggling Chicagoans. Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the re-opening of the renovated building and touched on the plans to infuse an additional $160 million into the neighborhood with improvements to nearby CTA stops and Union Park.