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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
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
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
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
Provides information and housing to Cook County residents
Community and Economic Development Association
Provides housing and counseling services
Chicago Housing Authority
Provides information and housing to Chicago residents
Mercy Home Chicago
Directory of shelters in Chicago
Directory of shelters for single women in Chicago