FAQs

Who qualifies to live at the FRMMH?

We are a mission home dedicated primarily to missions. We prioritize applicants in this order: Missionaries on furlough; missionaries raising support; retired missionaries; Chicago-based missionaries; full-time students preparing for the mission field; full-time students preparing for state-side ministry; those locally employed in cross-cultural ministry with financial need.


Is this short-term or long-term housing?

We offer month-to-month leases, which allows for varying lengths of stay at the FRMMH. Most of our tenants are here for 1-3 years. 


Is there "summer only" housing available? 

This is an option, when we have room. Email the managers to check availability.


How long does it take get an apartment at FRMMH?

Anywhere from 2 months to 2 years, depending on your qualification status, your move-in-date flexibility, and availability of apartments. 


What is the Waiting List? 

When we have a "full house", we keep applicants on a waiting list and prioritize them based on date of received application and qualifying status. If there is no open apartment at the time you would like to move into the FRMMH, you have the option to be placed on the waiting list. You will be emailed as soon as an apartment becomes available to you. 


What is the application process?

Fill out the application form by clicking here. Upon receipt, you'll receive an email notifying you of your status and likelihood of an available apartment. If needed, you will be placed on the waiting list.


For which size apartment do we/I qualify?

Single: studio only.
Married: studio or 1 bedroom.
Married with 1 child: 1 bedroom.
Married with 2-3 children: 2 bedroom.


May we have pets at the FRMMH? 

Only small pets that can be contained in a small cage or aquarium. 


What is the rent?

  • Studio: $485/mo

  • 1 Bedroom: $575/mo

  • 2 Bedroom: $670/mo


Are utilities included?

Yes, utilities, including internet service, are included in the price of your rent. There is an $8 per person laundry charge each month. 


Is there extra storage space in the building?

Yes, each apartment includes a separate storage locker approximately 4x6. There is also bike and stroller storage available. 


Is there laundry?

Yes, the building has 3 laundry rooms accessible to each apartment via enclosed back stairways. 


May I have a roommate?

Yes. Two roommates are allowed to share a studio. Roommates are not allowed to share a one bedroom. And no more than two roommates for each studio. 


What are the terms of the lease?

The lease is month-to-month. Tenants must give a 30 day notice of vacancy; and likewise, FRMMH may give any tenant a 30 day notice to vacate.


Is a security deposit required?

Yes, upon acceptance of an apartment, a security deposit in the amount of one month's rent is due in order to secure the apartment. 


What is parking at the FRMMH like?

There is easily available street parking that does NOT require any special permit, other than the standard Chicago city sticker