A New Chicago Home for Those Who Need It Most

December 21, 2010

A supportive housing unit officially opened yesterday in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

The Branch of Hope Apartments, 5628-30 S. Halsted St., will provide 100 units of affordable housing to very-low income and formerly homeless individuals.

The complex will also offer on-site supportive services like job training and health care to help residents overcome chronic disabilities and lead healthy and productive lives.

The developer of Branch of Hope, the Interfaith Housing and Development Corporation, contracted Chicago’s Olive Branch Mission to provide case management services to residents.

The Branch of Hope Apartment complex includes:

Branch Hope Apartments in Chicago*100 one-bedroom units with individual kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms in 456 square feet of space

*Activity rooms

*A laundry room

*On-site parking

*Outdoor patios and ample green space

Many green practices were incorporated into the design of the development including a geothermal heating and cooling system that will help lower utility costs.

“Branch of Hope is another new development that demonstrates the city’s strong commitment to providing affordable and supportive housing for our residents who need it,” said Mayor Richard M. Daley at yesterday’s opening. “And it will serve as a new community anchor to help make the Englewood neighborhood stronger.”

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