Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-02-15
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Chicago House to sell TransLife Center building
by Matt Simonette
2017-01-08

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


Chicago House and Social Services Agency has put up for sale the building it formerly utilized for on-site housing for clients of its TransLife Center.

The organization stopped using the Edgewater location for housing for transgender clients in early 2016, and had not been able to effectively develop an alternative use for the site, according to officials. TransLife Center, which launched in 2013, now assists clients with finding housing in scattered-site locations.

"Much of the funding for services for homeless individuals is permanent supportive housing," said TransLife Center Director Josie Paul. "Most of that is for scattered-site units, which means that [clients] have their own apartment. Sometimes it's an SRO, a studio or one-bedroom. Sometimes it's owned by an agency, or sometimes it's rental-subsidy with a landlord. In most instances it's not group living."

Paul said that individuals were largely pulled from the Chicago Central Referral System list, the city's tool for coordinating access to housing. "When individuals came in for group living, they realized they wanted their own apartments like their peers were getting," she added. "That wasn't an option, but the scope of funding defined success as a year in permanent supportive housing."

Ultimately, officials realized that the model was not working.

"We had a number of individuals who said, 'I'd rather wait than living there,'" Paul said. "Nobody turns down scattered-site housing."

Currently, about 15 individuals—more than were utilizing the on-site residence—are receiving the scattered-site housing assistance via TransLife Center, and a multitude of others utilize the agency's wraparound services.

"What TransLife Center is doing is a whole lot more than the housing," she added. "Not only do we have the housing, we run a drop-in. In the last fiscal year, we helped 292 trans individuals. So, our drop-in is booming, too."

Information on TransLife Center is at ChicagoHouse.org/causes/translife-center/ or 773-248-520.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Trump administration may plan to rescind guidance regarding schools and trans 2017-02-20 - WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) responded Feb. 20 to media reports that the Trump administration plans to rescind guidance ...


Gay News

Transgender survivor of domestic violence arrested by ICE in Texas 2017-02-16 - NATIONAL - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs and Transgender Law Center denounce the arrest by immigration authorities of an undocumented transgender woman ...


Gay News

800+ parents of trans kids sign HRC's letter to Trump on undermining protections 2017-02-15 - WASHINGTON - Today, in response to the U.S. Department of Justice's announcement that it will no longer challenge a nationwide hold on protections ...


Gay News

Faith groups to host diverse, trans-inclusive Evanston book fair 2017-02-15 - Novelist Marcel Proust once noted that "there are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with ...


Gay News

TELEVISION Gender non-binary actor set to star on 'Billions' 2017-02-15 - Performer, writer and director Asia Kate Dillon will be debuting in the groundbreaking role of Taylor on Showtime's Billions this season. Both Dillon ...


Gay News

World news: Trans child bullied, Sapporo milestone, sauna deaths 2017-02-15 - In Britain, an 11-year-old who has been severely bullied for months has reportedly been shot with a BB gun because she's transgender, an ...


Gay News

JoJo Striker, Black transgender woman, killed in Toledo, OH 2017-02-14 - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs ( NCAVP ) has learned of the homicide of JoJo Striker, a Black transgender woman, killed in ...


Gay News

EEOC files appeal in trans-related suit 2017-02-14 - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ( EEOC ), on Feb. 10, appealed a judge's ruling that a transgender woman's employer had the legal ...


Gay News

DoJ withdraws pro-trans protections 2017-02-11 - In a brief filed Feb. 10, the Department of Justice ( DoJ )—less than two days after Jeff Sessions was confirmed as attorney ...


Gay News

Will U.S. DoE protect trans youth, young adults from discrimination? 2017-02-09 - Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Her confirmation places in jeopardy Guidance that protects ...


 



Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.