FamilyWorks is a voluntary case coordination program funded by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). The Family Works program services CHA’s entire population of public housing and 10/1/99 relocated residents living in the private market temporarily using Housing Choice Vouchers. All of these families can seek out services at any time, and targeted employment assistance is directed to adults who are able to work but not employed. FamilyWorks also works with 10/1/99 residents to help them satisfy their Right of Return. CNH current services approximately 1200 CHA families living is what's known as 3-E Region. Our current clients reside primarily in the Bronzeville, Washington Park and South Shore communities.
Our Program Model
The Family Works Programs model uses a combination or direct service as well as referral to meet the individuals needs of the clients engaged with services. The overall program model is broken down into the following core areas of focus:
Developing academic achievement: focused on youth and education Increasing earning power; focused on employment Increasing economic independence: focused on asset building and homeownership Increasing stability and quality of life; focused on seniors and other support