Program Directory – Housing

Capuchin Apartments

Capuchin Apartments is a residential apartment building located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The property has a mix of 38 studio and one-bedroom affordable housing units. The building provides optional support services for formerly homeless persons, people with mental illness, or those struggling with substance abuse. All units are available through various subsidies.


EPOCH (Every Positive Change)

The EPOCH Program is a supportive housing program for HIV positive, single individuals who currently have or have had a history of substance abuse issues. Participants are housed in scattered-site apartments mainly on the North Side of Chicago and are required to pay 30 percent of their income towards rent. EPOCH also provides case management, …


Families Building Community

Families Building Community (FBC) provides supportive services for families in their transition from shelter to permanent housing. FBC uses a strengths-based family case management model, providing intensive, home-based case management services, a rental subsidy for twelve months, and twelve months of follow-up case management. Families are housed in scattered-site, market-rate apartments in communities throughout Chicago.


Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)

Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) is a collaborative project between Beacon Therapeutic Diagnostic and Treatment Center and Heartland Alliance. Its goal is to mitigate the impact of homelessness on child development by improving the housing, health and well being of homeless and at-risk young mothers and children. The FACT team links families to housing while …


First Step House

First Step House provides comprehensive, community-based substance abuse recovery housing services in a culturally appropriate manner for chronically homeless and low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS. Our program provides a therapeutic community and model program devoted to effecting change in the individual through a 12-Step model of recovery from chemical dependence. First Step House offers housing, …


HIV Housing Advocacy Program

The HIV Housing Advocacy Program (HAP) prevents homelessness by providing rental/mortgage payments to a participant’s landlord to help the participant avoid a housing crisis. Participants also receive ongoing support to establish and meet not only their immediate financial needs, but also their long-term housing goals and achieve housing stability. HIV positive individuals or their advocates …


Next Step

Next Step is a 120-day transitional living program (TLP) for adults who are HIV+, homeless or in danger of being homeless, and are living below the federal poverty line. Next Step is a 16-bed facility with 24-hour staff that provide a structured schedule in a supportive, community-living environment.


Prairie Apartments

Prairie Apartments is a residential apartment building located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The property has a mix of 24 studio and one-bedroom affordable housing units. The building provides optional support services for formerly homeless persons, people with mental illness, or those struggling with substance abuse. All units are available through various subsidies.


Regional Roundtable on Homelessness

The Regional Roundtable on Homelessness (Regional Roundtable) is a forum working to improve strategies for understanding and addressing homelessness throughout northeastern Illinois. Within this forum, leaders of each of the eight homeless Continua of Care in the six-county Chicago region share the challenges of assessing and planning for the needs of people within their communities …


Residential Mental Health and Addiction Services for People Who Are Homeless

Residential Mental Health and Addiction Services for People Who Are Homeless provides residential services tailored to meet the complex needs of people who have a history of homelessness, a serious mental illness, and, often, a co-occurring substance use disorder. On-site staff support is provided for 90 single-room-occupancy units (46 units are supervised 24 hours a …


Shelter Plus Care

The Shelter Plus Care program is a supportive permanent housing program for homeless, HIV positive, single individuals who are disabled by HIV/AIDS or other conditions. Participants are housed in scattered-site apartments on the North and South Sides of Chicago and are required to pay 30 percent of their income toward rent. In addition to permanent …


Stable Futures

The Stable Futures Program of Heartland Human Care Services moves individuals from homelessness to housing. Stable Futures uses a strengths-based case management model, providing intensive, home-based case management services, a rental subsidy for up to two years, and twelve months of follow-up case management. Participants are housed in scattered-site, market-rate apartments in communities throughout Chicago.


Supportive Housing Services

The Supportive Housing Services program of Heartland Alliance provides case management to formerly homeless residents living in four Heartland Alliance subsidized apartment buildings. The social services program model is designed to assist residents in reaching housing stability and to promote personal growth and well-being. Services consist of case management, employment and career development, financial literacy …


Supportive Services for Veteran Families

The SSVF program is funded by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs and is administered through Heartland Human Care Services to provide supportive services for low or very low-income veteran families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. These services are designed to increase the housing stability of veteran families that are at-risk of …


Transitional Living Center (TLC)

Transitional Living Center (TLC) is a 60-day semi-restrictive residential program for people with HIV/AIDS needing intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment for substance abuse. Participants live in a structured, 24-hour monitored setting where they abstain from drug and alcohol use and participate in intensive outpatient treatment. Participation is voluntary and clients may withdraw at any …


Tuberculosis Supportive Housing Program

Tuberculosis Supportive Housing Program provides housing services and medical observation for individuals who are homeless or in need of transitional housing and have active cases of tuberculosis. The TB rate is 11 times higher among the Chicago homeless population than the general population.