January is Move In Month At the Rauner Family Veteran Studios by A Safe Haven Foundation in Chicago


(Chicago, Illinois) January 14, 2022 – A Safe Haven Foundation (ASH), an internationally acclaimed and fully integrated Chicago-based 501(c)3 nonprofit designed to prevent and end homelessness, is now moving in formerly homeless military veterans in their newest A Safe Haven Veteran Housing 90-unit project named Rauner Family Veteran Studios.

 ASH In partnership with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the US Veterans Administration (USVA) and the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) has prequalified dozens of military veterans moving in this month. Immediately upon occupancy approval by the City of Chicago and Urbanworks architects on January 13th their property management company KMA Property Management began the process of moving the veterans into the new housing project and the team is striving to reach full capacity at the end of January 2022.

This project is a 90 Unit Supportive Housing development with 75 units dedicated to military veterans and 15 market rate units located in Chicago’s North Lawndale Community and a two-minute walk from ASH HQ.  The studio apartments are dedicated to house low-income, senior, and disabled military veterans who are referred to A Safe Haven by the local USVA and CHA offices. Onsite services will include supportive housing, individualized case management, peer support services, provided by the USVA and A Safe Haven and onsite professional landscaping and property management services provided by KMA Property Management Company.

The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA provides these services for participating Veterans at VA medical centers (VAMCs) and community-based outreach clinics to help Veterans find and sustain permanent housing. HUD has approved 75 vouchers for use by veterans for this project.

“This project has been four years in the making.  On behalf of our team at A Safe Haven we could not be more grateful and proud to have powered through the many challenges we have faced especially during the pandemic to help make this development a reality on behalf of our military veterans. Special thanks to the entire team and to a long list of public and private partners and donors and KMA Companies for spearheading the real estate development and property management and getting us to the finish line. We could not have done it without all of their support” – Neli Vazquez Rowland

For more information about eligibility and referrals, contact the Jesse Brown HUD-VASH Team at 312-569-8387, Ext. 59339. For information about A Safe Haven Foundation, visit:  www.asafehaven.org.

About A Safe Haven Foundation: A 501(c)3 not for profit, social enterprise that helps people aspire, transform, and sustain their lives as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic and scalable model. A Safe Haven’s visible social and economic impact unites families, stabilizes neighborhoods, and creates vibrant, viable communities. To learn more about A Safe Haven visit, www.asafehaven.org. A Safe Haven Foundation has been proud to have been named a HUD Envision Center and a DOL VetHire Gold Medallion employer. ASHF is proudly co-founded by US ARMY VETERAN Brian Rowland. ###.

About KMA Companies: A Real Estate Development and Property Management Company specializing in building, construction management, and managing affordable housing, since 1996.  www.KMAPM.com