Request for Proposals: Housing+Justice

RFP release: February 5, 2019
Proposal deadline: February 27, 2019
Funding decision: May 31, 2019

The Chicago Community Trust is now accepting proposals to support emerging and existing pilots, models and partnerships in the Chicago region that will remove barriers and create the right policy and programmatic environment to integrate permanent housing solutions into the justice sector, and ultimately to engender the best and most comprehensive outcomes for individuals, families and communities impacted by the justice system.


About this funding opportunity

In 2017, the Trust began funding efforts under the Housing+ portfolio, a funding portfolio focused on strengthening the impact of permanent housing on outcomes in health, education and reduced justice recidivism. In order to better support and facilitate learning in this field, and build from lessons learned over the course of Housing+ funding, The Chicago Community Trust will fund specifically in Housing+Justice for its May 2019 grant cycle.

The Trust calls for proposals that are piloting new approaches and documenting their outcomes and challenges. We are interested in supporting efforts that are primarily seeking to provide access to permanent supportive housing and, through partnerships and advocacy, to impact positive outcomes for justice-involved community members.

Please note that to be eligible for funding, a project must serve residents of Cook County.


Application Process

If you are interested in applying, please review the complete eligibility details and proposal evaluation criteria in the Housing+Justice RFP and determine if your project is a match.

Returning users of GrantCentral, the Trust’s online grants management system, can log in now to view the RFP and submit an application.

If you are new to GrantCentral, your first step will be to create an account for your organization. Once you receive your password by email, you can log into your new account to view the RFP and submit a grant application.

Proposals are due by February 27, 2019.



For technical questions about GrantCentral and the proposal submission process please contact contact Erica Amrane, grants assistant, at

For questions about proposal content please contact program officer Anna Lee, at, or program officer Lee Hart, at

We look forward to receiving your application.


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