• Once targeted for demolition, Lincoln Square motel slated to be 'stabilization housing'

    by Fran Spielman / Fox-32 Chicago / July 11, 2023

    A Lincoln Avenue motel once known as a hot-pillow haven and targeted for demolition will be turned into "stabilization housing" for people with mental health and substance abuse issues, thanks to a plan to combat homelessness that could become a model for all 50 wards.

    On Monday, the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Real Estate gave Mayor Brandon Johnson the go-ahead to acquire the Diplomat Motel, 5230 N. Lincoln Ave., for $2.9 million and turn its 40 rooms into supportive housing with a host of wrap-around service on site. Read more HERE




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