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Illinois Housing Search

Provides detailed information about rental properties and helps people find housing to best fit their needs. Property managers can list their property at no cost.

Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP)

Helps low income residents save fuel and money, while increasing the comfort of their homes

HUD Illinois

Provides information about homeownership and foreclosure avoidance

Illinois Housing Development Authority

Provides mortgage and down payment assistance to qualifying homeowners

Illinois Hardest Hit

Provides mortgage assistance and community support

Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network

(855) 533-7411

Provides support, information, and assistance to homeowners worried about foreclosure

Your Illinois Home

Resources for people buying and selling homes and financial information

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

(800) 532-8785

Provides information on the Mortgage Relief Project, a state-run program which helps homeowners reduce their mortgage payments and avoid foreclosure

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. Benefits are provided on the Illinois Link Card - an electronic card that is accepted at most grocery stores. The program is managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Department of Human Services administers the program in Illinois. 



HOW works to empower women, children and families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through a housing-first support system.

City of Chicago Mortgage Assistance Program

Provides information regarding mortgage assistance and counseling

Housing Authority of Cook County

(312) 663-5447

Provides information and housing to Cook County residents

Community and Economic Development Association

(800) 571-2332

Provides housing and counseling services

Chicago Housing Authority

Provides information and housing to Chicago residents

Mercy Home Chicago

Directory of shelters in Chicago

Lift Chicago

Directory of shelters for single women in Chicago

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