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Housing Resources

Aging Population

  • Opens new browser window Alzheimer's Association Senior Housing Finder  - Click on Housing Options to find assisted living places, continuous retirement care communities, independent living locations, and skilled nursing facilities.
  • Opens new browser window Illinois Area Agencies on Aging  - Information on the 13 Area Agencies on Aging in Illinois, which have the primary task of planning and coordinating services and programs for older people in their respective areas.
  • Opens new browser window Illinois Supportive Living Program  - Personal care and other services in an alternative to a nursing home for low-income, older persons and persons with physical disabilities under Medicaid.

Emergencies, Natural Disasters

Energy Efficiency, Utility Assistance, and Lead Prevention

Experiencing Homelessness

Fair Housing Rights

  • Opens new browser window City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations  - Charged with enforcing the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance.
  • Opens new browser window Illinois Human Rights Commission  - Information on the Illinois Human Rights Commission's mission to adjudicate complaints of civil rights violations in employment, real property transactions, access to financial credit and public accommodations.
  • Opens new browser window Illinois Department of Human Rights  - Administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (with regard to employment), familial status (with regard to real estate transactions), age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable military discharge, and sexual orientation.
  • Opens new browser window Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications Guidebook  - Resource that provides examples and case studies to explain how a person can request a reasonable modification or accommodation to improve accessibility for all disabilities.

Home Modifications Funding

  • Opens new browser window Illinois Home Modification Program  - Illinois Housing Development Authority offers funding to rehab single family homes and add accessibility improvements to allow residents to stay in their homes.
  • Opens new browser window Housing Rehabilitation Program  - Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) issues grants to local communities to help improve homes of low-to-moderate income residents in owner-occupied single-family homes.

Homeownership Assistance and Counceling

  • Opens new browser window VA Home Loans  - Homeownership Program for Veterans and Active Service Personnel. Loan offers significantly below market homeownership financing and counseling.
  • Opens new browser window Homeownership Programs  - Administered by Illinois Housing Development Authority these programs fund below-market mortgages, down payment and closing cost assistance and buying a vacant or foreclosed home.
  • Opens new browser window HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agencies in Illinois  - Housing Counseling Agencies can assist with fair housing issues, rental housing guidance, home buying guidance, budgeting, improving credit score strategies, and many other home related topics.
  • Opens new browser window Illinois Office of the Treasurer Finally Home Program  - Another program that assists future and current homebuyers to secure or refinance their mortgages.

Legal Rights and Services

Living with a Disability

Long Term Care

Other Housing Search Sites

Other Affordable and Supportive Housing Programs


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