Grand Opening of Impact’s Lanam Rapp Building

Todd and Alexandra visited Impact Behavioral Health Partners last week to celebrate the grand opening of their new 16-unit apartment building in downtown Skokie!

Impact has provided a foundation for mental health recovery through their permanent supportive housing programs, clinical services and employment services throughout Chicago and its northern suburbs for 35 years, and the new building will increase this reach by answering the need in the community for affordable, long-term housing for a vulnerable population. The new mixed-use building will provide 16 units of housing for adults living with disabilities, with apartments above commercial space and resident common areas. Its Floral Avenue site is located within walking distance to amenities including the library, shopping, and public transit.

Also in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony were Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen, Illinois State Senator Laura Fine, and Cook County Commissioner Josina Morita, along with representatives from IHDA, Equinix, Skokie Village, Synergy Construction, and Chrissy Swanson Consulting.

Permanent Supportive Housing grant funding was awarded by IHDA, and Impact was also able to secure funding to fully furnish the apartments for the new residents with help from Designs for Dignity.

WJW is proud to be a team member on this important project. Congratulations to all involved!

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