Tag: Housing Forward

‘This Is Us’ Star Is A Serious Fan Of Maywood Nonprofit

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Chris and Rachel Sullivan emcee Housing Forward’s “Have a Heart Gala” gala on Feb. 24 in Chicago’s Aon Building. | Photo submitted 

The nonprofit Housing Forward, which tackles homelessness in Oak Park and other west suburbs, has allies (and some fun) in pretty high places.

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Local Vets Cope With Life After Combat

Monday, January 22, 2018 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Corey Perkins, a veteran of Desert Storm, now has an apartment thanks to Maywood-based Housing Forward. | Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal 

On any given night, 39,471 veterans are homeless, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For a short time, Forest Park resident Corey Perkins was one of them.

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Maywood Nonprofit: Homeless Shelters Filled Up As Some Left Out In The Cold

Monday, January 15, 2018 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A resource card produced by Housing Forward that workers with the nonprofit often hand out to people experiencing homelessness. | Alexa Rogals 

Last Thursday, Lynda Schueler, the executive director of the Maywood-based nonprofit Housing Forward, issued what amounted to an emergency all-points bulletin by email to significant stakeholders in Housing Forward’s PADS shelter program with an urgent appeal for reinforcements in the fight against homelessness.

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Down, But Not Out, In The Suburbs

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Michael Johnson, a person experiencing homelessness in the west suburbs, speaks about his struggles in Oak Park on Dec. 1. | Alexa Rogals 

On a Sunday earlier this month, Michael Johnson, 47, and his fiancé, Cynthia Saack, 45, trekked over to one of the numerous Oak Park churches that, on any given night, serve as temporary shelters affiliated with the Maywood-based nonprofit Housing Forward.

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Early Morning Fire Breaks Out at Offices of Maywood Nonprofit on Sept. 9

Saturday, September 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Feature image: The Maywood headquarters of Housing Forward. | Google Earth

The nonprofit Housing Forward, which helps individuals and families experiencing housing-related crises transition to stable living conditions, is in a transition of its own after a fire broke out in the attic of its headquarters at 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood.

According to Maywood Fire Chief Craig Bronaugh, the fire department got notification of the blaze at around 2:54 a.m. on Saturday. The fire, he said, was primarily contained in the attic.

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Maywood Residents React to Affordable Housing Proposal

Friday, September 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

The last time Perry Vietti, the president of Interfaith Housing Development Corporation, was in Maywood pitching a plan to build affordable housing units in the village, he confronted a wave of criticism from residents who thought that the proposal was bad for the village’s quality of life.

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Housing Forward’s Prevail Program Moves Offices | Broadview Company Expands


6632 W. Roosevelt Rd

The new offices for Housing Forward’s Prevail program and a Walk-In Center at 6632 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Oak Park | LoopNet

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 7/14/17

Housing Forward, a social service agency headquartered in Maywood, has announced that Prevail — a program designed to provide support services and specialized employment resources for families in the western suburbs that “are experiencing an emergency financial crisis” — will move from its current location at First United Church of Oak Park to new offices at 6634 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Oak Park. The move will take place on July 5.

“Founded by area congregations 12 years ago, the Prevail Programs of Housing Forward (formerly the Walk-In Ministry) have been operating out of First United Church of Oak Park since the beginning,” according to a statement released by Housing Forward on June 27.

“We are endlessly grateful for their support in allowing us to operate rent-free for all those years”, stated Lynda Schueler, Housing Forward’s executive director.

According to the statement, the organization’s Prevail programs and services “have helped thousands of households with emergency financial assistance, short-term stability services and employment readiness programs to address their immediate financial and housing crisis and find jobs.

“Last year alone, that office was visited by 1,032 people representing $84,406 in financial support and more than 170 individuals accessing employment services.”

In addition to the Prevail program, the new Roosevelt Rd. location will also house a Walk-In Center, staffed by Housing Forward and designed to service west suburban clients.

The expansion comes after Housing Forward was chosen to lead a nine-agency partnership called Coordinated Entry, a new Cook County crisis system designed to make it easier for homeless people, or those at-risk of becoming homeless, to get the emergency services they need.

An open house will be held for the new offices, located on the second-floor of 6634 W. Roosevelt Rd., sometime in September. Housing Forward’s headquarters and daytime support center wills till operated out of 1851 S. 9th Ave. in Maywood.

For more information, visit www.housingforward.org.

Broadview company expands 

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A facility located at 2105 W. 21st St. in Broadview, where Printing Arts has leased nearly 47,000 square feet of additional space. | Submitted photo

Printing Arts, a printing production and materials storage company based in Broadview, recently signed an agreement to lease nearly 47,000 square feet at 2105 W. 21st St., a facility that’s nearly 121,000 square feet.

“The lease represents an expansion for Printing Arts, which currently occupies an adjacent building,” according to statement released by Darwin Realty, the real estate brokerage and property development firm that represented the building’s owner, Welbic III Broadview 21 LLC, while working closely with Printing Arts during the transaction.

“We are pleased to able to accommodate the growing space needs of this valued tenant,” stated Mandy Lewandowski, a Darwin Realty associate. VFP

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