Grace Housing Complex is an economic and community development organization focused on providing low-income families with supportive services, personal development opportunities, and affordable housing access within the greater Chicago-land area. Through implementation of our programs, we aim to create stable, safe, and healthy communities.
We are seeking an Awesome grant to further our efforts in helping families within our service areas of the South Deering, Roseland, and Englewood communities who have been directly impacted by COVID-19. By means of our “You Got The Juice” program initiative operated in partnership with Imperfect Produce, we will provide direct emergency food assistance to targeted residents. These South-side Chicago communities have been “food deserts” for years and subsequently lack reasonable access to fresh, nutritious, and affordable foods. With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families who already have very limited access to quality food resources have been directly impacted due to being laid off by employers, school closings, and/or financial hardship and are in need of emergency assistance.
Funded by Chicago, IL (May 2020)