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Independent Community Living Program

The Independent Community Living Program (ICLP) is a permanent housing program operated under LPCS’ sister organization, Independent Community Living, LLC and funded through matching grants from HUD and local foundations. We are participating in the city-wide plan to end homelessness, working with providers across the city to prioritize the most vulnerable for housing. Residents of ICLP are found through Chicago’s Central Referral System—an online database—and are required to have a disabling condition, along with experiencing homelessness.

  • ICLP is designed to assist disabled individuals to achieve and maintain housing, health stability, and engagement in the community.
  • Residents of ICLP have the opportunity to partner with case managers to set and work toward goals.
    • In addition to housing retention, goals toward addiction recovery, health maintenance, and improvement in employment and education may be established.
  • ICLP Residents’ rent is subsidized by HUD, although Residents with income pay 30% of their income toward their rent and program services.  

ICLP is funded in majority by the U.S. Deprartment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which requires that ICLP participate in Chicago’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Click here to view the notice that describes how ICLP and the city of Chicago use and protect client data in HMIS.

Mirroring the support offered in our successful On Track Program, case managers meet with Residents in their homes and at our facility providing assistance with tasks such as:

  • Assistance to learn and improve daily living skills that aid in the transition from homelessness to housing, and lead to long-term housing retention.
  • Mediation and advocacy with landlords and other service providers to retain housing and strengthen connections within the community.
  • Ongoing support toward personal goals and referrals to community services.
  • The opportunity for participation in group activities, support groups, and classes, providing educational and personal enhancement.
  • Medical and mental health evaluations with referrals to treatment as needed.