North Side Housing & Supportive Services Proposal

Share Your Feedback on North Side Housing's Emergency Men's Shelter Special Use Permit Request

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On June 22, 2022, our office hosted a community meeting to discuss North Side Housing's proposal for a special use permit to open an emergency men's shelter at 7464 N. Clark. The site is currently zoned as B3-3, which allows for emergency shelters with a special use permit. More information on the proposal and North Side Housing's presentation are available below.


We would like to hear residents' feedback on the proposal. Please take a moment to complete the online feedback form at bit.ly/NSHFeedback. Feedback will be accepted through Tuesday, July 5. 

Our office is still in the early stages of the decision-making process for this proposal. There will be additional community meetings and ample opportunities for input before any final decision is made. 

Join the 49th Ward North Side Housing & Supportive Services for a Community Meeting on June 21

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Join North Side Housing and Supportive Services and the 49th Ward for a community meeting on a proposal to relocate its emergency shelter to 7464 N. Clark Street. The site is currently zoned as B3-3, which allows for emergency shelters with a special use permit. 

North Side Housing agency has been assisting individuals find permanent housing solutions in Lakeview, Uptown, and Ravenswood since 1983. They currently operate four programs to help their clients: one shelter in Rogers Park, permanent supportive housing for 200 clients, a Housing Navigation program to help clients find affordable and permanent housing, and a Drop-In Center in Ravenswood to help people experiencing homelessness receive immediate support. 

North Side Housing and Supportive Services currently operates a 50-bed shelter for men in the Super 8 Hotel at 7300 N. Sheridan Road in Rogers Park. They embarked on a search across the north side to find a new location after the owner their previous shelter in Uptown failed to bring building code violations into compliance to keep the residents safe. 

After looking at properties across several wards and working closely with a realtor, they were able to enter into an agreement to use the former medical care center at 7464 N. Clark. The plans include creating an emergency shelter for men with a total of 72 beds. The site would also host a Drop-In Center to help homeless people in the neighborhood get a meal and clean clothes, take a shower, and other immediate support services.

Join the 49th Ward for a community meeting on Tuesday, June 21, at 6 pm to learn more. To register for the meeting, visit bit.ly/NorthSideHousing.