About this Project:

In partnership with Kenneth Young Center and Alexian Brothers, UP Development started construction in the middle of July 2015 for our newest project “PhilHaven,” a new apartment building for people who are able to live independently yet will thrive with the benefits of permanent affordable and supportive housing.


Property Description

This development is a 50 unit apartment complex featuring a variety of community spaces indoors and outdoors. The first floor is a mixture of ancillary residential spaces, such as offices and community rooms. The upper floors are entirely private residential apartments. The development includes a community room with small kitchen, laundry facilities, and offices for the onsite staff. The space includes an indoor bike storage space as well as tenant storage facilities.   The whole building will be monitored by a camera surveillance system and all apartments will have intercom access to the front doors for guests.

PhilHaven will incorporate a 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment unit mix, providing a range of housing options for individuals and families in the community. All of the units are fully furnished with high quality furniture. All of the units will be subsidized by a Sec 8 HAP contract through Cook County and the Regional Housing Initiative or a BRIDGE Contract through the Department of Human Services. On-site support staff will include one live-in resident support specialist and 3-4 case managers with flexible hours. The case managers will be scheduled based on caseload and the needs of individual residents. Property management staff includes 1.5 full time management and leasing staff as well as maintenance and janitorial staff.

PhilHaven was named after Alexian Brother Philip Kennedy, who was the CEO of Alexian Brothers Hospital until a stroke prevented him from performing his duties. He embodied the Alexian spirit in terms of holistic healthcare, with a particular emphasis on compassion for the poor and those with mental illness. He lived the mission of working to “heal a broken world through collaboration with others,” in particular with community based organizations. Based on his beliefs and life of service, we believe he would be supportive of a Permanent Supportive Housing project in his community.