I'm originally from that area. At this time I would advise not choose Homan right now. I would suggest maybe starting from 2500 W. - 3200 W. The area has transformed in leaps and bounds, but, once you go past that point, it starts to get a little "sketchy." I see in one of your previous comments that you wouldn't have a car. Washington is a block down from the green line train that goes into the loop. I would also recommend looking at nearby streets like Warren, Walnut, and Fulton.