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.

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
Housing - Public
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
Housing - Senior & Other 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
Home Financing - Low Cost, Financial Education, Homebuyer Counseling
Location
Citywide
Southside
Westside
Northside

Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA)

LUCHA is a community housing development organization and HUD-approved housing counseling agency. In addition to their affordable rental properties, LUCHA's services include individual counseling as well as free public workshops and education courses in first-time homeownership, foreclosure prevention, and financial empowerment. These workshops and courses focus on financial decision making, financial stability, and innovative approaches to debt payment and savings.

3541 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL, 60647
(773)-276-5338
Category
Homebuyer Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention, Home Repair Services & Assistance, Financial Education, Housing - Long-Term Affordable
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

Mandel Legal Aid Clinic

Offers legal services as part of the University of Chicago's law school.

6020 S University Ave, Chicago, IL
(773)-702-9611
Category
Legal Aid Services
Location
Southside
Citywide
Northside
Westside

Marquette Bank

Marquette Bank offers free public seminars on financial education that address personal finance, homebuyer education, retirement planning, identity theft, estate planning, and college saving plans. Marquette Bank also offers its Affordable Housing Foundation Grant for first-time homebuyers to assist with down payments and closing costs. The 1st Home Illinois Program and Downpayment Plus Program are offered through Marquette Bank and provide financial assistance for down payments and closing costs. 

6316 South Western Ave, Chicago, IL, 60636
(888)-254-9500
Category
Financial Education, Home Financing - Low Cost
Location
Southside
Northside
Westside
Citywide

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