Independence Center established its first supported housing complex in 1999 through the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). The Eliza T. Davies building was constructed from the ground up and accommodated 19 residents.
Since then, Independence Center has expanded its housing program with a mixture of funding from IHDA and the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), the latter of which began funding in 2002. The housing department currently has the capacity to house up to 45 members in our four housing facilities at any given time.
We maintain/manage five local housing developments, providing housing with 24-hour crisis response and on-site case management. We are also dedicated to our relationships with local housing authorities and providers, which offer additional housing options. We coach Members to understand housing responsibilities which includes budget management.