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Regional Housing Initiative: South Cook County (Chicago included)


This post is part of a 2012 list of properties around the region that are supported by the Regional Housing InitiativeThis program is no longer accepting applications and this information is presented for archival purposes only. For more information, see Regional Housing Initiative.

Wentworth Commons, Chicago

Wentworth Commons, located in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood, is a beautiful, 51-unit supportive housing development dedicated to assisting individuals and households who are formerly homeless and at-risk of homelessness. The development is renowned for its incorporation of sustainable design features, including rooftop solar panels, renewable wall panels, and native landscaping, and was a Maxwell Awards of Excellence Finalist in 2007. Wentworth contains studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom homes and is bike-friendly and served by two major bus lines. Additionally, the facility provides supportive services, after-school programming, technology training, job training, retention and placement services, and peer discussion groups.

Country Club Hills Wellness Center, Country Club Hills

This new construction, five-story elevator building will host 77 supportive, affordable housing opportunities with 83 parking spaces. The development is for homeless and formerly homeless individuals and families.To determine if you are eligible please see the attached chart that details the federal homeless definition. Country Club Hills will be available for households in July 2012 so please see the attached document for more details.

The building will have two wings separated by a common space. One wing will house 20 two-bedroom units for families with children, and the other will house 57 studio and one-bedroom apartments. Conveniently located on 167th Street between I-57 and I-80, the apartments are serviced by PACE buses along 167th. All units have new Energy Star appliances, and laundry facilities are located on each floor. South Suburban PADS will operate case management offices on site to provide job readiness and training services and health care referrals.

Casa Kirk, Chicago

Managed by Claretian Associates, Casa Kirk offers 29 two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments on E. 92nd Street between S. Burley and S. Buffalo. Each apartment has a large porch, central air conditioning, free parking, free heat, and on-site management and social services. The development is just steps from the South Shore Metra 93rd Street station, and is easily accessible from both I-90 and Highway 41. Casa Kirk is a smoke-free development and operates a tobacco education and support program, as well as a leadership development program, for all tenants.

Casa Morelos, Chicago

Casa Morelos, conveniently located at 2015 S. Morgan in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, offers 45 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes with free heat and cooking gas in its innovative building design. The development features a green roof system and is conveniently located near health care, transportation and multiple entertainment options, including the public pool at Dvorak Park. On-site laundry facilities, a community room and free parking will make you want to call Casa Morelos home.

Whistler Crossing, Riverdale

Whistler Crossing, located at S. Halsted and 138th Streets in Riverdale, was a townhome renovation development that features a myriad of green amenities, including rain gardens, reflective roofs, and native vegetation. Each two-story townhome, with two- or three-bedrooms and 1.5 baths, has two parking spaces, in-unit washer and dryer, a private deck or patio and a large back yard. Families will have access to two Pace Bus lines, and two Metra Stations are approximately one mile away. Whistler Crossing is part of an exciting, larger redevelopment project that will renovate and attract both residential and commercial activity to Riverdale.


  1. 1. tarajee on April 4, 2012

    are the whistler crossings apartments ready yet?

  2. 2. Breann on April 6, 2012

    Hi Tarajee-- The Whistler Crossing development is in operation at this time. We are not sure when the next vacancy will be, but we will contact you when your name comes up for referral. Please make sure to complete and submit an application as soon as possible!

  3. 3. tarajee on April 8, 2012

    ok thanks when will they begin to call people

  4. 4. Miesha on April 9, 2012

    This is a wonderful chance for people like to be able to get the ball rolling on there life. I'm am really excited to be a part of it. Awesome job, thanks for letting me know that someone still cares.

  5. 5. Mandy Burrell Booth on April 10, 2012

    Miesha, thanks so much for your positive comment. We're glad this site is helpful, and we hope you use it to find the perfect home for you. Good luck!

  6. 6. aurora on April 10, 2012

    i need a phone number for casa morelos

  7. 7. Breann on April 11, 2012

    Hi Aurora- You do not need to contact Casa Morelos directly, we will contact you when there is a vacancy in the development. Thank you!

  8. 8. dawn from chicago on April 13, 2012

    if i still have my section 8 voucher can i still apply for an apartment?

  9. 9. Breann on April 16, 2012

    Hi Dawn--if you have a Section 8 voucher now, you can apply for these apartments on your own by contacting the landlord directly. If you are having trouble reaching them, please post again and I can help connect you.

  10. 10. Kiajuana from matteson on May 17, 2012

    Hello, I am currently on the Joliet housing choice voucher program and I have been on the list for 2 years now and currently living with my mother and paying rent and I have a 5 year old daughter I am 22 and unemployed but receiving unemployment have applied for the apartments in country club hills they called me when they received my application and told me they would be calling me back this month. I was just wondering did I qualify based on information I have given here. Thanks!

  11. 11. "tasha" from tinley park on May 27, 2012

    my name is "tasha" and currently myself and my two children are living in a domestic violence shelter and iv been on the waiting list for two i contact the housing authorities for immediate housing??

  12. 12. NATASHA from CHICAGO on July 27, 2012

    Hi, can someone please tell me when this program will be taking application again, just now hearing about this program and it sound like a great and helpful program........Thanks in advanced

  13. 13. Nene from South side on September 27, 2012

    Wentworth Commons are accepting applications right now. They on 111th S. Wentworth. I'm going to apply soon they accept applications from 9to1. Go to

  14. 14. Jessica from south county on October 14, 2012

    How do I apply for these buildings??

  15. 15. Jenny from Chicago on December 5, 2012

    Hi my name is Jenny and I've been on the cook county section 8 waiting list since 2002 how can I apply to any of these list and which ones are open

  16. 16. Nene from IL on December 16, 2012

    If you want to know when certain housing developments are accepting application you call them and tell them to put you on their mailing lists.

  17. 17. Dria from Chicago on December 24, 2012

    How do I apply for low income apartments/ how to I knoe if there are any openings?

  18. 18. Tonika Powell from Chicago Illinois on February 6, 2013

    When well the Casa Marelos will be available

  19. 19. Michelle D Kalfus from United States on August 11, 2013


  20. 20. Tina from South Cook County on September 9, 2013

    I would like to know available now I'm at risk of losing housing and need something ASAP for my two kids and I.

  21. 21. latonya bannister from chicago on January 15, 2014

    hi my name is latonya and i have been on the chicago housing authority choice voucher waiting list since 2008 and i was wonder if these housing programs are still available because i am in desprate need of somewhere to live with my 7 year old son

  22. 22. laytonya reed from whistler crossing Riverdale on February 6, 2014

    I would love to apply for your beautiful unit can you please contact me when it open im interested in applying i would love application thank you

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