Housing for Justice Involved Individuals (HJIIP) Program

Housing for Justice Involved Individuals (HJIIP) Program

Reentering the community from the criminal justice system is a difficult process made even more difficult for those who become homeless and unemployed due to lack of a network, or a support system. Housing instability and unemployment are risk factors that can have a profound impact on a person’s ability to succeed. It is common for Justice-Involved Individuals to not have access to safe or stable housing. In an effort to better address the housing needs of Justice-Involved Individuals, IHDA provides funding to support the acquisition, new construction, and/or rehabilitation of non-traditional housing models that serve Justice-Involved Individuals.

The Housing for Justice Involved Individuals Program Request for Applications for Round 2 is now open and is available below.

If you are a social service provider or developer searching for a listing of Housing for Justice Involved Individuals Program (HJIIP) submissions and approvals from round one, you can find them below.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is pleased to announce funding for its Housing for Justice Involved Individuals (HJIIP) Program. Financing is available for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and/or new construction of HJIIP projects that serve the most vulnerable populations and that offer flexible, voluntary supportive services designed to increase housing stability.

IHDA expects most applications will be for 100% HJIIP projects of 25 or fewer units. Requests cannot be for no more than $475,000 per project. A project concept meeting is required prior to submitting an application.

Interested parties are encouraged to review the Request for Applications for more information.

Important Dates for the HJIIP Request for Applications:

Mandatory Concept Meetings

  • The timeframe to request Concept Meetings has passed. Applicants were required to complete a Concept Meeting Request Form and submit it to IHDA by Friday, June 14, 2024. If you have questions about this, please email justicerfa@ihda.org.


  • Applications are due to IHDA by 5:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, September 27, 2024. Applications must be submitted electronically using IHDA’s online portal. See page 15 of the Request for Applications for more details.

Questions and requests for project Concept Meetings should be directed to justicerfa@ihda.org.

2024 Housing for Justice Involved Individuals (HJIIP) Program Application Forms