Renaissance Social Services is changing the lives of individuals and families in Chicago, giving them hope and vision for a new life. By supporting communities and the people who live within them with quality affordable housing, behavioral healthcare, outreach, homeless prevention, compassionate support services and a purposeful focus on racial equity, we provide the opportunity for stability and wellness.
To create a Chicago without homelessness or inequities
Read our Strategic Plan to learn how we will be working to end homelessness over the next 3 years!
Who We Are
Renaissance Social Services, Inc provides housing and support services for Chicago’s most vulnerable homeless residents. This past year, Renaissance helped more than 700 people – veterans, families and individuals – find homes, address their mental and physical health issues, and reintegrate into their communities.
Opened in 1997 to help low-income Chicagoans maintain their housing, the organization’s first units of supportive housing came from a partnership with Renaissance Realty Group, a collaboration that allowed the agency to house clients, provide supportive social services, decrease residential turnover, and increase the stability of the building and community. Since then, Renaissance has expanded its programs and partnerships to serve more than 900 individuals.
Our Prevention Program aims to keep people in their homes through emergency financial assistance. Our Housing Stability Program provides quality housing and case management support to men, women and families living at five properties across Chicago’s North and Northwest Sides, our Supportive Housing Outreach Team provides housing and services to chronically homeless men and women struggling with behavioral and physical disabilities, and our Family Support Program houses 45 chronically homeless families.
If you are facing an unexpected expense and need assistance to cover bills, we can help you stay in your home by providing a voucher for car repairs, medical bills, and other urgent needs.
Renaissance works with landlords to find affordable housing in Chicago and matches our participants with those units.