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.

Elevate Energy Home Savings Programs

Elevate Energy is a non-profit organization in Chicago that conducts low- or no-cost energy assessments for homeowners in Cook County. Qualifying households can receive free weatherization improvements, LED lighting, programmable thermostats, advanced power strips, faucet aerators, showerheads, and pipe insulation. Elevate Energy also hosts three different bill savings programs that can help residents save money on their monthly electricity costs. 

322 S. Green St. Suite 300, Chicago, IL, 60607
(773)-269-4037
Category
Home Efficiency Services
Location
Southside
Citywide
Northside
Westside

Erie Neighborhood House

Erie Neighborhood House is a human services agency that focuses on strengthening Chicago's immigrant communities. In addition to their education classes and workforce development programs, Erie Neighborhood House offers their Buen HOGAR program, which provides housing education and supportive services to help residents explore programs available through the Chicago Housing Authority.

West Town – 1347 W Erie St. Chicago, IL, 60642, (312)-666-3430
Little Village - 4225 W 25th St. Chicago, IL, 60623, (773)-542-7617
Location
Westside
Citywide

First Defense Legal Aid

Provides 24 hour legal representation for people in Chicago Police custody.

5100 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL, 60644
(708) 797-3066
Category
Legal Aid Services
Location
Westside
Southside
Northside
Citywide

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 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

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