Supportive Housing Services

Photos of a Glen Perry DuplexSSOC’s Supportive Housing Services seek to end homelessness in our community by providing safe, affordable housing and on-site services that empower residents to increase their independence, improve their quality of life, and maintain their housing on a permanent basis.  With 148 units, SSOC is the largest provider of supportive housing for homeless veterans, individuals and families in the area.  Providing a place to live is only the beginning.  SSOC works to ensure each family or individual is able to maintain their home with services and support dedicated to helping each build the self-sufficiency and the skills they need to change their lives.  Supportive housing like that offered by SSOC is the most cost effective way to end homelessness and reduce its related costs including healthcare, unemployment, institutionalization and emergency services.

Our 148 housing units are currently offered in six separate programs:Photo of a kitchen in a duplex

  • New Hope Apartments – an 84 unit efficiency apartment communal living facility
  • Monroe Manor – a 10 unit efficiency apartment complex
  • OASIS  – 6 unit one bedroom apartment complex
  • Glendale Commons – 28 units of one, two and three bedroom apartments for homeless families or persons transitioning out of institutions
  • Scattered site single family homes
  • Veterans’ Haven Adult Living Center  – for 15 homeless veterans with mental illness

 

Primary sources of income for these services:

  • United State Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS)
    • Division of Mental Health
    • Division of Family and Community Services
  • Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
  • Heart of Illinois United Way
  • Peoria Housing Authority
  • Rental Income (tenants pay 30% of their adjusted gross income)
  • Grants
  • Donations

 

Applying for Housing   

Please note that to be eligible for South Side Office of Concern’s Permanent Supportive Housing Services, you must be BOTH homeless AND have a disabling condition.   The first step in the process is to review our application checklist and to complete a housing application.  Because of the high demand in for permanent supportive housing in our community, applications are prioritized to ensure that the individuals with greatest need receive assistance first.