For a wealth of resources regarding home ownership, renting, home building, and more, visit the Illinois Housing Development Authority. The Illinois Housing Development Authority has two new programs through IHDA Mortgage to make housing more affordable.
The HACC helps residents of Cook County find a home through Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) and other programs designed to assist those looking to become homeowners.
The DuPage and Kendall County Housing Authority manages federally funded housing programs for residents of these counties. Programs include Housing Choice Vouchers, Project Based Vouchers, and Family Self-Sufficiency.
The CCLAHD helps residents resolve eviction, foreclosure, debt, and tax deed issues. Services are provided on a pro-bono basis for residents of Cook County without legal representation and are being offered to:
- tenants facing eviction,
- landlords dealing with an eviction,
- debtors being sued for unpaid debts,
- creditors wishing to sue on the basis of unpaid debts, and
- residents who have defaulted on property tax payments or mortgage foreclosure payments.
An online tool to find other resources you may qualify for.
My Entry Point is an organization that assists people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. This resource is only available to residents of Cook County.
Just like dialing 9-1-1 connects you to emergency services, calling 2-1-1 connects you to social services resources such as housing, food, and mental health assistance. To learn more, visit Cook County's 2-1-1 website, or DuPage County's 2-1-1 website.