Dreams Live Here
For over 30 years CHAD has been recognizing and addressing the need for affordable housing and is the largest nonprofit provider of permanent affordable rental housing in Chicago's western suburbs. But housing is just the beginning. CHAD is about serving people and communities.
Community Memorial Foundation provides $5,000 matching gift
Thanks to a challenge grant from the Community Memorial Foundation, CHAD can match every contribution dollar for dollar up to $5,000 received through December 2013. Use our convenient donation tab now to stretch your gift even further!
Long-term stability of CHAD housing help produce U.S. Marines Corporal
Veronica Cervonka was homeless before finding CHAD 13 years ago. The stability of long-term housing helped her son Nick Mendoza (second from r.) join the U.S. Marines and advance to the rank of Corporal. "I see the world and want to make a difference," he says.
CHAD helps aspiring young leaders achieve life-time dreams
Moving to CHAD housing 10 years ago from a rundown area of Chicago was a life-changing event for Markel Brackett. The Glenbard East High School grad and Carroll University freshman will become the first person in his family to graduate from college.
Home Depot Carol Stream sponsors CHAD home makeover
Home Depot Carol Stream associates Mark Halberg and Tyler Lewellen devoted nearly 80 volunteer hours to sprucing up a CHAD townhome in Glen Ellyn in early April. Thank you Team Home Depot Carol Stream ... you guys rock!
Who we are
Established in 1983, CHAD is a 501 (c)(3) corporation that is the largest nonprofit supplier of quality, affordable, long-term rental housing on a scattered site basis model in over 30 communities primarily in DuPage and Kane counties and in portions of Will and Cook counties in Illinois. CHAD owns, leases and manages 175 properties that represent a range of affordable housing opportunities including apartments, duplexes, townhomes and single family homes. CHAD provides quality property management services to over 1,100 residents and offers below market rents (as determined by HUD) to qualified applicants. CHAD residents pay 25-50% below fair market rent, saving them more than $780,000 annually. CHAD relies on grants, public and private donations and corporate sponsorships to bridge the operating gap between revenue generated from offering below market rents and the fair market cost of maintaining the housing inventory in accordance with CHAD-certified standards. Read our story »
- 405 units in 29 communities across DuPage, Kane, Will and Cook counties. CHAD is also expanding in the city of Aurora, thanks to a partnership with the city and $1.5 million in federal funds used for purchase and rehab
- Average rent: $650 for a one-bedroom to $1,100+ for a single-family home
- Available to households with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area's median income
Sunday December 15, 2013
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$15.00 Children 2 - 12 years old
$22.00 Guests 13 and older
Free children under 2 years old
The Embassy Suites will donate 5% of all profits to CHAD.
My name is Brian Worth and I am the new executive director at CHAD. I encourage you to watch this video to learn more about our exciting organization and how you can become involved as an individual or corporate contributor, volunteer or resident. Thank you for your support!
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“I recommend CHAD because if you are going through a bad time in your life CHAD can really help.”—Iris R.
Please help provide affordable housing to more than 1,100 people each year.