Housing Forward To Re-Open Maywood Headquarters After 2017 Fire

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Moving vans outside of Housing Forward in the wake of a September 2017 fire. The nonprofit is now poised to re-open its Maywood facility. | Housing Forward 

The nonprofit Housing Forward, which helps individuals and families experiencing housing-related crises transition to stable living conditions, is reopening its Maywood headquarters at 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood after a fire forced the organization to temporarily relocate to Oak Park last year.

Last September, a fire broke out in the attic of the Maywood facility. At the time, Housing Forward officials said that water damage had forced the nonprofit to move its Support Center and central offices to a facility it opened last year in Oak Park. Not long after the fire, the organization started renovating the Maywood facility.

Housing Forward officials said that the renovations are now complete and the organization will resume offering its full range of services, including laundry and showers for its clients.

“As we reopen we ask all visitors as well as those donating clothes or items to use our new entrance on 9th Ave.,” the organization explained on its Facebook page. “We will be directing those seeking services through our daytime Support Center to enter under the green awning on Lexington.”

Housing Forward will host a formal ceremony acknowledging the re-opening of its Maywood Support Center and headquarters on Thursday, June 21, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nonprofit officials said they’ll offer more updates about the programs and services at this re-opening event. VFP 

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