SERVICE RESOURCES DIRECTORY

Are you looking for a service that we don’t cover? Hopefully we can point you in the right direction with this listing of area service providers.

H.O.M.E. Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly

H.O.M.E. services focus on maintaining the independence and well-being of low-income seniors in Chicago. Programs include home upkeep and repair, a shopping bus, intergenerational affordable housing, and a moving assistance program. Qualifying seniors may also be eligible for free home weatherization and painting services.

1419 W Carroll Ave, Floor 2, Chicago, IL, 60607
(773)-921-3200
Category
Senior Housing and Assistance
Location
Northside
Citywide
Southside
Westside

Housing Action Illinois

Housing Action Illinois is a statewide organization that focuses on policy advocacy and public education related to affordable housing. Their website offers educational publications of research and analysis on financial issues such as rent-to-own contracts, rising housing costs, and monetary lending rights. 

67 East Madison Street, Suite 1603, Chicago, IL, 60603
(312)-939-6074
Category
Financial Education
Location
Citywide
Northside
Southside
Westside

Housing Authority of Cook County

The Housing Authority of Cook County offers assistance for those applying to public housing programs and Housing Choice Voucher Programs within Cook County. The HACC also partners with other organizations to provide additional services such as moving assistance, job training and placement, youth services, and resident counseling and wellness services. 

175 W Jackson Blvd. Suite 350, Chicago, IL, 60604
(312)-663-5447
Category
Public Housing
Location
Westside
Southside
Northside
Citywide

Illinois Department of Aging

The Illinois Department on Aging both serves and advocates for older citizens and their caregivers. Programs are wide-ranging and include, but are not limited to, assistance with public benefits, food programs, health assistance, home repairs and maintenance, and protection and advocacy. 

Senior Help Line: 1-(800)-252-8966
Category
Senior Housing and Assistance
Location
Citywide
Southside
Westside
Northside

Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs

The Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs assists veterans and their families in navigating the systems of federal, state, and local resources and benefits, including long-term health care, education, mental health services, housing, and employment.

69 West Washington St, Suite 1620, Chicago, IL, 60602
(312)-814-2460
Category
Veterans' Programs
Location
Citywide
Northside
Southside
Westside

Illinois Hardest Hit Program

Administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, this program offers financial assistance to homeowners who have experienced a reduction of income due to a hardship event. Struggling households that are facing foreclosure can receive financial assistance up to $35,000. 

11 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60601
(855)-873-7405
Category
Foreclosure Prevention, Low Cost Home Financing
Location
Citywide
Southside
Northside
Westside

Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP)

The Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program provides weatherization services to low income residents of Illinois. Services include air sealing, attic and wall insulation, furnace repair and replacement, and window and door insulation. IHWAP may also provide health and safety home upgrades for eligible residents. 

(217)-785-2533
Category
Home Efficiency Services
Location
Citywide
Northside
Southside
Westside

Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA)

The IHDA is a state agency that connects Illinois residents with certified lenders through their 1stHomeIllinois, Access Forgivable, Access Deferred, and Access Repayable loan programs. The IHDA also provides programs that offer down payment assistance for qualifying households as well as financial literacy classes and pre-purchase counseling for homebuyers. These counseling sessions are free of charge and focus on first-time homebuyers. 

111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 1000, Chicago, IL, 60601
(312)-836-5200
Category
Low Cost Home Financing, Financial Education, Homebuyer Counseling
Location
Citywide
Southside
Westside
Northside

Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA)

LUCHA is a housing development organization in Chicago that offers free public workshops in first-time homeownership, foreclosure prevention, and financial empowerment. These workshops focus on financial decision making, financial stability, and innovative approaches to debt payment and savings. LUCHA also offers post-purchase workshops to maximize homeownership retention, and the Housing Counseling Advocacy team works with households to mitigate potential and impending cases of foreclosure. 

3541 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL, 60647
(773)-276-5338
Category
Homebuyer Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention, Home Repair Services & Assistance, Financial Education
Location
Northside
Southside
Westside
Citywide

Legal Aid Chicago

Offers free legal services in non-criminal matters to residents of metropolitan Chicago.

120 S La Salle St #900 Chicago, IL
(312)-341-1070
Category
Legal Aid Services
Location
Citywide
Northside
Southside
Westside

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