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Wed, Mar 20, 2013

Is there enough affordable housing in Uptown and surrounding neighborhoods for 2,000 people displaced in the last two years from the Chateau and other low-rent hotels? The Lakeview Pantry gave Chateau residents a list of 62 low-income housing buildings.

During the last week of February, StreetWise compiled its own list from phone calls and visits to the following properties. Some of the data was gathered from a larger, Chicago-wide list posted by LIFT-Chicago at www.chicagosubhousing.wetpaint.com. The findings below are expected to fluctuate:

Aragon Arms Hotel
4917 N. Kenmore
Monthly: $488-$508
Less than 10 rooms available

Bellwood Hotel
1409 W. Diversey Pkwy.
Weekly: $165-250
No availability

Darlington Hotel
4700 N. Racine
Monthly: $410 shared bathroom, $475 private
One room available

The Glenn Apartments
4940 N. Winthrop
Monthly: $385 shared bathroom, $425 private
No availability

Foswyn Arms Apts.
5240 N. Winthrop
Monthly: $485-500
No rooms available due to renovation of other company building

Irving Hotel
4849 W. Irving Park Road
No availability

The Lorali
1039 W. Lawrence
Monthly: $540-1 meal a day, $590-2 meals, $660-3 meals
Residents must purchase meals unless they work full-time
Two rooms immediately available and three more to follow

Mark Twain Hotel
111 W. Division St,
$150 a week, $30 utilities a month, $650 a month
Two rooms available

Milshire Hotel
2525 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Daily: $50
No availability among 75 rooms

North Hotel
1622 N. California Ave.
Weekly: $145-165
Five rooms currently available but changes day to day

The Northmere
4943 N. Kenmore
Monthly: $434 shared bathroom, $470 private
About 10 rooms available. Have had people move from Chateau and Wilson Men’s Hotel recently, according to desk staff.

YMCA Lake View
3333 N. Marshfield
$423 monthly
Less than five rooms available
Men only

YMCA Irving Park
4251 W. Irving Park Road
773-481-6900 x101
Monthly: $398-410, with sink $430, bath or double room $470
About 10 rooms available
Men only

The Wilson Windsor Apartments
915 W. Wilson Ave.
Not an SRO. Studios run $580-$700 a month
About 12-13 rooms available


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