What We Do
At Renaissance, our aim is to prevent homelessness among those who are at risk and help build stronger communities by fostering residential stability. We find safe and secure housing, linked with supportive services, to help our clients build self-sufficiency and lead healthier lives.
Renaissance prevents homelessness in Chicago by providing short term, emergency funds to people at risk of losing their homes. We provide payment vouchers for urgent financial hardships, such as car repairs or unexpected medical bills, which could result in missed rent payments and end in homelessness.
Renaissance Social Services partners with landlords across Chicago to provide safe and affordable housing for its participants. Along with housing, participants receive a range of supportive services to help them stabilize and move towards the greatest degree of autonomy possible.
Support for Participants
Renaissance maintains ongoing relationships with participants to ensure they are able to stay in their homes. This includes helping them set up doctor's appointments, managing public transportation, seeking mental health and/or substance use assistance, and learning how to maintain their homes (including paying rent, cooking, cleaning, and managing conflicts).