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May 30

Housing Application Workshops Available for Senior Citizens

– Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH), a partner of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)’s Community Alliance is offering seniors and caregivers free educational workshops throughout Chicago in the neighborhoods of Belmont Cragin, Gage Park, East Side and New City. Highly skilled bilingual coordinators will explain what documentation is needed, the waiting process, and how to fill out the new online-only application using computers. Through this process, SCH has been successful in helping over 400 seniors apply for affordable senior housing...

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– Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH), a partner of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)’s Community Alliance is offering seniors and caregivers free educational workshops throughout Chicago in the neighborhoods of Belmont Cragin, Gage Park, East Side and New City. Highly skilled bilingual coordinators will explain what documentation is needed, the waiting process, and how to fill out the new online-only application using computers. Through this process, SCH has been successful in helping over 400 seniors apply for affordable senior housing units.

The next workshops available are:
• June 1, 2018 – 10:30 am, Chicago Public Library, 3710 E. 106th Street (East Side)
• June 14, 2018 – 2:00 pm, Chicago Public Library, 3710 E. 106th Street (East Side)

Here are important things to consider that are discussed at the workshops including how to qualify for senior housing:

• You must be 60 years or older to apply but can only be housed at age 62. However, if you have a disability, you can apply and be housed at age 55
• Income for 1 person cannot exceed $44,250 and $50,600 for a 2 person household
• A criminal background check of the last 3 years is required for single or double occupancy
• A studio or 1 bedroom are the only options available for senior housing
• You must only select 1 out of the 46 different senior housing locations (see here for a map listing http://www.thecha.org/residents/public-housing/find-public-housing/?pt=2)

For a complete list of available workshops in your neighborhood visit http://sc4housing.org/cha-community-alliance/ or call Spanish Coalition for Housing offices: north location (773-342-7575), south location (312-850-2660) and southeast location at 773-933-7575. For individuals who would like to apply for senior housing on their own, they can visit https://applyonline.thecha.org.

    Find Public Housing | The Chicago Housing Authority
    http://www.thecha.org

May 23

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Flexible Seating: Writer's Cafe in a 21st Century Classroom

    Mrs. Ford is asking for $380.28:
    My students need alternative seating options to support them with motivation and engagement in the writing classroom. Research shows that flexible seating allows students to get up and get their metabolism flowing to increase brain activity.
    Southeast Area Comment
  • Wobble & Write: Flexible Seats for Comfort and Engagement

    Mrs. Ford is asking for $417.12:
    My students need flexible seating options to avoid the discomfort of sitting in traditional seats that offer little to no comfort when trying to engage in the learning process.
    Southeast Area Comment

May 20

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