Project Fierce Chicago is a grassroots collective made up of radical social workers, housing advocates and young people who are working together to establish identity-affirming transitional housing in Chicago.

Project Fierce’s mission is to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness in Chicago by providing transitional housing and support services to homeless LGBTQ young adults. PFC launched publicly with a fundraising campaign in April of 2013 and received an overwhelming response from the community. Since the initial campaign, the collective has tripled in size, we have received our legal non-profit status and we’ve successfully raised most of the money necessary for purchasing and rehabbing our first home!

The community’s feedback and interest in the project has been incredible and humbling, and points to how fundamental the issue of LGBTQ youth homelessness is to our community.

We are currently seeking purchase a foreclosed or otherwise forfeited building on the West or South side that we will convert into transitional housing for 10-12 LGBTQ-identified young adults. In an effort to assure sustainability of our space, we will also offer low-cost office rental space in the building for grassroots, social justice-focused non-profits seeking a home. Through these partnerships, we will be able to provide wrap-around services while simultaneously offsetting operational costs.