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CJE SeniorLife Offers Free Assistance to Older Adults in Finding and Applying for Various Types of Housing

CJE SeniorLife offers free assistance to older adults and their families in finding and applying for various types of housing through its Consumer Assistance Program. Services range from locating affordable and appropriate market rate housing in the community to subsidized housing and assisted living.

CJE SeniorLife helps clients locate and fill out applications for subsidized housing, makes referrals for housing in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, and mediates landlord-tenant disputes. The agency’s housing specialists also work with homeless seniors to find temporary and permanent housing.

The Housing Resources program is supported by the Chicago Department of Housing and CJE SeniorLife. For more information about assistance with housing options for seniors, please call CJE SeniorLife at 773/508.1000.

CJE SeniorLife’s Consumer Assistance can help ease many of the problems that older adults may encounter as they transition to or during retirement. Resource Center associates provide help with a range of government programs, including Aid for the Aged, Blind and Disabled [AABD]; Social Security and Supplemental Security Income [SSI]; Food Stamp Program [SNAP]; Housing Resources (subsidized housing, assisted living, nursing care); Circuit Breaker (rent and property tax rebates, license plate discounts); Health Insurance (Medicare; Medicaid); Transportation (RTA Reduced Fare Program, CTA Special Taxi Access); and Medicare Part D and Illinois Cares Rx for prescription drug plans. Other resources offered include Crime Victim/Witness Assistance, and health insurance guidance through SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program).

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Since 1972, CJE SeniorLife has enhanced the lives of older adults and their families through an innovative, comprehensive network that includes housing, health care, community services, health and wellness education, life enrichment programs and applied research.

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