Housing/Independent Living/Home Modification Resources


Alden Health Care & Senior Living
Multiple locations throughout the Chicagoland area, Rockford and southern Wisconsin
Alden Health Care & Senior Living has 38 locations throughout the Chicagoland area, Rockford and southern Wisconsin including Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled and Assisted Living Facilities.

AMBUCS (locations throughout the state)
Making homes accessible by building ramps has been a popular activity among chapters. A complete ramp building guide is available. Contact your local chapter to see if they offer this service.

Anixter Village is an accessible apartment building designed for adults with Spina Bifida. Anixter Village is conveniently located within the Illinois Medical District at 2059 W. Washburne, Chicago. It's owned and operated by Anixter Center and governed by HUD regulations. It's built with the needs of an individual with Spina Bifida in mind.  To request a tenant application for Anixter Village, call the Anixter Center at 1-773-761-1501. Choose extension 1, for "HUD apartment information" and leave a message asking them to send you an application for Anixter Village.

Center For Independent Futures
1015 Davis Street Evanston, IL 60201
The New Futures Initiative™ helps you create successful community living options for individuals with disabilities in your own community. Click here for more info.

Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) Providers List in IL  
In order to provide more service choice for customers, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities provided the list, including contact information.

Deer Path of Huntley
12500 Regency Parkway
Huntley, Illinois 60142
Deer Path of Huntley is an affordable assisted lifestyle community for adults ages 22-64 with physical disabilities, encouraging resident independence while preserving dignity and providing personalized services.

Eden Supportive Living
940 West Gordon Terrace
Chicago, IL 60613
Locations also in North Aurora and Champaign. Eden Supportive Living offers assisted living housing for physically disabled individuals ages 22-64, combining apartment-style housing with personal care and services.

Friends in Action
410 E Main Street
Clinton, Illinois
Phone: (217) 935-9411
They build free ramps for people with disabilities in DeWitt County.

GateWay at River City
518 Romeo B. Garrett Ave.
Peoria, IL 61605
Phone: 309-673-3115
An affordable assisted living community for adults 22 to 64 with physical disabilities.

Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities

HUD Resource Locator

Illinois Dept of Human Services Home Modification Resource List

Illinois Housing Development Authority
111 E. Wacker Dr. Suite 1000
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 836-5200
Their mission is to finance the creation and preservation of affordable housing in Illinois. Their I-Refi program is designed to help homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments but owe more than their home is worth, due to declining property values in their community.  Their Statewide Referral Network is a way to connect people who are already accessing supportive services to the housing they need.  Their Home Accessibility Program (HAP) can provide up to $25,000 to help seniors and persons with disabilities make repairs and modifications that improve accessibility and safety.

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Illinois Independent Living Center and Katharine Manor Apartments   
1141 Iroquois Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 357-0077
A wheelchair accessible, barrier-free housing alternative to assistive living or a nursing home, designed specifically for people who are physically disabled, mentally alert and able to live independently. 

Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 501
Springfield, Illinois 62701
The statewide association for Illinois’ 22 Centers for Independent Living (CILs). Click here to find your local one.

Leavitt Apartments
Flossmoor, IL
A six-unit apartment building and the first single-site supportive housing development for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities financed by IHDA.

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities HOMEMOD Program
People with disabilities in Chicago can apply for accessible home modifications through this program.

National Council on Independent Living
2013 H St. NW 6th Floor Washington, D.C. 20006

Over the Rainbow Association
2040 Brown Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Over the Rainbow Association designs, produces, and manages housing solutions that are barrier-free, affordable and cost-effective.

Progress Center for Independent Living
7521 Madison Street, Forest Park, IL 60130
Their mission is to build a society in which people with disabilities shall have the same freedoms, rights, and civil liberties as everyone else.  Their services include Info & Referral, Advocacy, Independent Living Skills, and Peer Counseling.

Proviso Township Home Modification Program
Contact: Larry Biondi at Progress Center for Independent Living
(708) 209-1500, Ext. 24
Proviso Township funds this program and Progress Center for Independent Living administers it. Residents in Proviso Township are eligible for the program.  The program is not based on income. Limit is $1,500 per household for home modifications. If the cost is above $1,500, the balance has to be paid out of pocket. Call the number above for more info.

Stonebridge of Gurnee
5980 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031
Phone: (847) 596-3211
A supportive living community for adults 22-64 with physical disabilities.

UCP Seguin Ramp Up Program
Contact: Greg Grill
708.444.8460 x 231
Ramp Up can provide ramps and interior modifications that make homes accessible to people with disabilities in Cook County.