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More than half of our participants also have a chronic health condition and were at risk of dying if they didn't find housing.


Percentage of participants who also have a chronic health condition and were at risk of dying if they did not find stable housing.


Percentage of participants who have spent time in jail or prison -- an average of 3.5 years of incarceration during their lifetime.

Data from Renaissance's Supportive Housing Outreach Team (SHOT)


The average amount of time our participants have spent homeless before coming into our program.



The average number of hospital visits during our participants' lifetimes, with 6 ER visits in just 12 months prior to entering our program.


The personal trauma and social cost of homelessness are great. Research published by the National Health Care for the Homeless Council found that without stable housing, unhoused people cycle in and out of emergency departments, inpatient hospital stays, psychiatric centers, detoxification programs, and jails, resulting in high public costs and poor health outcomes for individuals including premature death.

Permanent Supportive

 Housing Participants 

Who We Serve

Renaissance serves people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless due to housing instability and other factors. Most have struggled for years with homelessness, mental illness, substance use issues, hunger, chronic health conditions, and a wide range of disabilities.​ In 2022, Renaissance provided services to more than 3,800 people in Chicago, including individuals, families, seniors and veterans.

A staggering 51% of Chicago households are housing-cost burdened, paying more than 30% of their income for housing.

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