Renaissance Social Services stands in unity with Black Lives Matter and all who protest the racial inequities in this city, state, and nation. For far too long justice, opportunity, and equality have been allocated based on the color of one's skin. It is well past time for a far better way. 

Be safe and stand united!

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Changing Lives One Home at A Time

Emergency Homeowners and Renters Relief Program

Starting August 10th, renters will be able to apply for grants of up to $5,000 each to cover rent.  Starting August 24th, Homeowners can apply for up to $15,000 mortgage-relief grants from the Illinois Housing Development Authority.  The $150 million Emergency Rental Assistance Program is expected to help about 30,000 people in the state. 

For additional information and how to apply visit “Illinois Housing Development Authority” at:

Our Vision: To end homelessness in Chicago through compassionate support services, clean and safe affordable housing and community enrichment.  

In 2019, we've helped more than 1,300 homeless individuals and families

 in Chicago.

2019 Participant Outcomes

In the past year, we have helped more than 1,300 homeless individuals and families. 930 households were provided prevention funds and services so they can stay housed. 215 adults and 91 children are part of our Permanent Supportive Housing programs.


.In 2019 (January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019) the following shows the tremendous progress of the Permanent Supportive Housing participants:

  • 98% of participants remained in supportive housing for at least one year;

  • 91% of participants made at least one of their goals; 

  • 99% of participants avoided unnecessary hospitalizations;

  • 95% of participants avoided evictions; 

  • 99% of participants were not incarcerated; and,

  • 94% of participants avoided psychiatric stays.

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Chicago, IL 60612

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Tel: 773-645-8900

TTY: 312-496-3270
Fax: 312-579-3437

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