Lincoln Square’s Diplomat Hotel Could Become Transitional Housing For People Experiencing Homelessness
by Alex V Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / May 16, 2023
The motel could be turned into 40 rooms of special housing where residents get housing assistance and mental health and medical care.
LINCOLN SQUARE — City leaders want to repurpose a Lincoln Square motel into transitional housing for unhoused Chicagoans, reviving an emergency program from early in the pandemic.
The project would convert the 46-room Diplomat Motel, 5230 N. Lincoln Ave., into 40 rooms of special housing tied to supportive services that include mental health and medical care, city officials said. It is part of the Department of Public Health’s Stabilization Housing Pilot Program.
The city’s Community Development Commission unanimously approved a proposal last week to buy the hotel for $2.9 million, Crain’s reported.
Neighbors can learn more about the proposal at a community meeting 6 p.m. May 31 at at Swedish Hospital Anderson Pavillion, 2751 W. Winona Ave. Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th) and other city officials will host. Read more HERE