Housing Assistance 

With tough economic times, renters and owners alike have faced significant challenges in securing affordable housing.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority serves as a clearinghouse for Illinois State-related housing programs. Resources include rental assistance, foreclosure avoidance, down-payment assistance and more. Services provided by the City of Chicago can be accessed here or by calling 311.

For any assistance working with these departments, please contact 773-784-2002 or

Community Resources

Northside Community Resources
773-338-7722 ext 22
1530 W. Morse Avenue
The NCR Housing Program offers a variety of services including landlord-tenant mediation, first-time homebuyer assistance and foreclosure/eviction protection.


Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services
(773) 769-5500
1415 W Foster
Chicago 60640
CMSS focuses on assisting in the fulfillment of housing needs for senior citizens.


Good News Partners
773-764-4998 ext 102
1600 W Jonquil
Chicago 60626
GNP provides affordable housing for otherwise homeless families with a step-by-step transition from interim housing to independent living.


Housing Opportunities for Women
1607 West Howard Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago 60626
HOW operates under the Housing First Model, which ensures that homeless individuals are housed as quickly as possible, and then provided with tools for success and self-sufficiency.