Senior Citizen Services

Chicago Department of Family and Support Services

The department’s Senior Services Area Agency on Aging administers a variety of programs designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are healthy and active, to those who are frail and homebound. Click here for further information about these and other programs, including the quarterly Senior Life Enrichment Guide that highlights programs and activities offered by the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services for Chicagoans ages “60 Years and Better”.

The Edgewater Senior Center, located at the Broadway Armory Park at 5917 N. Broadway, is another resource for the senior community.

Annual Sewer Rebates for Association Homeowners

If you own a townhouse, condominium unit, or cooperative apartment that shares a common water bill, and are 65 years of age or older, you are eligible to request a $50 refund for sewer charges from the City of Chicago. Click here for instructions and a link to the application form, which you can complete online. Return the completed form along with the proper attachments to the Alderman’s office at 5533 N. Broadway.   Scans via email to jerry@48thward.org, or faxes to 773-784-6630 are acceptable forms of transmission.

Annual Senior Citizen Sewer Exemption for Single-Family Homeowners

Seniors aged 65 or over, residing in their own residence with separate metered water service or a separate city water assessment for that residential unit are entitled to an exemption from payment of the sewer service charge for their residence. Click here for further information and a link to the form required to request the exemption. The completed form should be sent directly to the City Finance Department as indicated on the form.

Property Tax Exemptions

If you own and live in a home, townhome, or condominium unit for which you pay property taxes, you can apply for a Senior Citizen’s Exemption that will lower the assessed value of your property, and more than likely your total property tax bill. If your income is below a certain level, you may qualify for a Senior Citizen’s Property Tax freeze that will lower your tax bill even further. Click here for further information and links to the required forms.

See Also:  Housing Assistance

Senior Buildings
In & Within 5 miles of the 48th Ward

CHA Buildings (subsidized)

Can only apply to one CHA building (unless you choose “first available” option)
Applications to CHA Senior Buildings can only be submitted online: www.thecha.org

Caroline Hedger Apartments Castleman Apartments
6400 N. Sheridan Rd. 4945 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626 Chicago, IL 60640
773-743-7273 773-728-7635

Daniel Hudson Burnham Apartments Ella Flagg Young Apartments
1930 W. Loyola Ave. 4645 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626 Chicago, IL 60640
773-338-7881 773-527-7457

Fisher Apartments Kenmore Apartments
5821 N. Broadway Ave. 5040 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660 Chicago, IL 60640
773-271-7690 773-769-3006

Kenmore Plaza Pomeroy Apartments
5225 N. Kenmore Ave. 5650 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660 Chicago, IL 60660
773-728-4211 773-275-7820

Schneider Apartments Mary Hartwell Catherwood Apartments
1750 W. Peterson Ave. 3920-40 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660 Chicago, IL 60613
312-527-7457 312-527-7457

Hattie Callner Apartments Britton Budd Apartments
855 W. Aldine Ave. 501 W. Surf St.
Chicago, IL 60657 Chicago, IL 60657
312-527-7457 773-388-8101

Edith Spurlock Sampson Apartments Margaret Day Blake Apartments
2640 & 2720 N. Sheffield Ave. 2140 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 Chicago, IL 60614
773-975-3198 312-527-7457

Maria Diaz Martinez Apartments Elizabeth Woods Apartments
2111 N. Halsted St. 1845 N. Larrabee St.
Chicago, IL 60614 Chicago, IL 60614
312-951-1138 312-527-7457

Thomas Flannery Apartments Zelda Ormes Apartments
1531 N. Clybourn Ave. 116 W. Elm St.
Chicago, IL 60610 Chicago, IL 60610
312-397-1426 312-527-7457

Subsidized Senior Buildings (non-CHA)

Must apply in person at each building

Chase Street Apartments Clark Street Apartments
1401 W. Chase Ave. 6610 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60626 Chicago, IL 60626
773-761-1501 773-761-1501

Farwell House Gateway Centre Apartments
1420 W. Farwell Ave. 7450 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626 Chicago, IL 60626
773-508-1000 773-743-3699

Hollywood House Jarvis House
5700 N. Sheridan Rd. 1345 W. Jarvis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660 Chicago, IL 60626
773-728-2600 773-508-1000
(has subsidized and market rate units)

Morningside Court Morse Senior Apartments
1250 W. Morse Ave. 1528 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626 Chicago, IL 60626
773-761-1900 773-602-6200

Peterson Plaza Nathalie Salmon House
5969 N. Ravenswood Ave. 7320 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660 Chicago, IL 60626
773-334-3332 773-303-6227

Thorndale Manor Clarendon Court Apartments
1020 W. Thorndale Ave. 4500 N. Clarendon St.
Chicago, IL 60660 Chicago, IL 60640
773-728-3725 773-334-6500

Crossroads of East Ravenswood Friendly Towers
1614 W. Wilson St. 920 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640 Chicago, IL 60640
773-271-1182 773-303-4200

Gateway Centre Heiwa Terrace
7450 N. Rogers Ave. 920 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626 Chicago, IL 60640
773-743-3699 773-989-7333

Pines of Edgewater Winwood Apartments
5439 N. Kenmore Ave. 1406 W. Winona Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 Chicago, IL 60640
773-728-5009 773-989-7171

Edgewater Shores Edward Marx Apartments
5326 N. Winthrop Ave. 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640 Chicago, IL 60646
773-989-7171 773-583-4028

Levy House North Park Village
1221 W. Sherwin Ave. 5810 H N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60626 Chicago, IL 60646
773-508-1000 773-478-6890

Park Plaza Retirement Center Plaza on the Lake Retirement Home
6840 N. Sacramento Ave. 7301 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60645 Chicago, IL 60626
773-465-6700 773-743-7600

Prete Apartments Ruth Shriman House
5801 E N. Pulaski Rd. 4040 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60646 Chicago, IL 60613
773-588-4420 773-665-2210

Self Help Home for the Aged Senate Apartments
908 W. Argyle St. 5801 G N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640 Chicago, IL 60646
773-271-0300 773-539-3403

Senior Suites Apartments Sherway Tower Apartments
13 locations throughout Chicago 4225 N. Sheridan Rd.
773-237-1333 Chicago, IL 60613
773-472-3535

Wyndham Apartments Pat Crowley House
5240 N. Sheridan Rd. 1537 W. Rosemont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640 Chicago, IL 60660
773-561-1400 773-465-3685

Kenmore Plaza
5225 N. Kenmore
Chicago IL 60640
773-878-5333

Market Rate Senior Buildings

The Admiral on the Lake Belle Shore Apartments
929 W. Foster Ave. 1062 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640 Chicago, IL 60660
773-433-1800 773-334-5077

The Breakers Wayne Senior Housing
5333 N. Sheridan Rd. 6928 N. Wayne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640 Chicago, IL 60626
773-433-8947 773-274-0177

Lake Lane Apartments Grace Street Towers
6214 N. Winthrop Ave. 635 W. Grace St.
Chicago, IL 60660 Chicago, IL 60613
773-477-7070 773-871-1845