Shalom Center Loses Grant Funds for Shelter

The Shalom Center will not have the money to renovate a homeless shelter, a major setback for the nonprofit group that spent years working to open a new 24-hour facility.The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago denied the shelter’s application for an Affordable Housing Program grant of $850,000 for renovation of the proposed shelter site at 43rd Street and 39th Ave. The center can re-apply next year, but this year’s decision cannot be appealed. Its current site is an aging former school building not accessible to the physically disabled. The center acquired the ATC Leasing building in the hopes of being operational by July 2017. 

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