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Please note, the following list contains resources for housing, legal and rental assistance. It begins with resources that are available statewide, then grouped by county.

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Local, statewide, and national organizations serving a variety of housing needs:

Access Living
Chicago, IL
accessliving.org

Kathy Paulsen Hope House
Villa Park, IL
catholiccharitiesjoliet.org/services/community-services/

The ACLU of Illinois (ACLU)
Chicago, IL
aclu-il.org

Law Center for Better Housing
Chicago, IL
lcbh.org

Ayuda Legal Illinois (Illinois Legal Aid Online)
Online legal services/questions/information in Spanish
illinoislegalaid.org/es

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
Washington, DC
lawyerscommittee.org

Chicago Fair Housing Alliance (CAFHA)
Chicago, IL
cafha.net

Open Communities
Evanston, IL
open-communities.org

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Iowa City, Iowa, and Washington, DC
consumerfinance.gov/fair-lending

People’s Resource Center
Wheaton and Westmont, IL
peoplesrc.org

Daybreak Transitional Housing Program
Joliet, IL
catholiccharitiesjoliet.org/daybreak-center/

Race Forward, The Center for Racial Justice Innovation
New York, NY, and Oakland, CA
raceforward.org

DuPage Housing Authority
Wheaton, IL
dupagehousing.org

South Suburban Housing Center
Homewood, IL
southsuburbanhousingcenter.org

Housing Action Illinois
Chicago, IL
housingactionil.org

UIC Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic – Chicago, IL
Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic | UIC Law | University of Illinois Chicago

The Illinois Association of REALTORS
Springfield, IL
illinoisrealtors.org/legal/legal-a-z/fairhousing/

Hesed House
Homelessness services
https://www.hesedhouse.org/need-help/

National nonprofit organizations working on fair housing, fair lending, and affordable housing advocacy:

Center for Responsible Lending
Durham, NC and Washington, DC and Oakland, CA
responsiblelending.org

National Fair Housing Alliance
Washington, DC
nationalfairhousing.org

State and Federal government resources on housing and lending issues:

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Springfield and Chicago, IL
illinois.gov/dceo/Pages/default.aspx

Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA)
Chicago, IL
ihda.org

Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Chicago, IL
fhlbc.com

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
Washington, DC and St. Louis, MO
rd.usda.gov

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Chicago, IL and Detroit, MI
chicagofed.org

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, DC and local offices
hud.gov

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
Springfield and Chicago, IL
idfpr.com

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Washington, DC
justice.gov/crt/about/hce/

Illinois Department of Human Rights
Chicago and Springfield and Marion, IL
illinois.gov/dhr/Pages/default.aspx

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC
va.gov

Illinois Department of Human Services
Springfield and Chicago, IL
dhs.state.il.us

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Emergency Rental Assistance
consumerfinance.gov

IL Statewide – Housing Resources

Apartments.com
apartments.com

Illinois Housing Search
877-428-8844
ilhousingsearch.org
search for housing by zip code or city throughout the state (especially affordable)

Craigslist Illinois
geo.craigslist.org/iso/us/il

IL Statewide – Legal Resources

Eviction Help Illinois
(855) 631-0811
evictionhelpillinois.org

Illinois State Bar Association
isba.org

Legal Assistance Illinois – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD.gov

Illinois Attorney General Civil Rights Hotline
877-581-3692
Illinois Attorney General Home Page

IL Statewide – Rental and/or Mortgage Assistance

Illinois Housing Development Authority
Illinois Rental Payment Program – IHDA

Court Based Rental Assistance Program illinoishousinghelp.org/cbrap
The program is only available to litigants in eviction court.

Champaign County – Housing Resources

Apartments.com
apartments.com

Craigslist Illinois
geo.craigslist.org/iso/us/il

Illinois Housing Search
877-428-8844
ilhousingsearch.org
search for housing by zip code or city throughout the state (especially affordable)

Socialserve Call Center
877-428-8844
socialserve.com
Call center that assists with housing location and listing services across the United States. Also assists displaced households in finding new housing

Champaign County Housing Authority
217-378-7100
hacc.net

Cook County – Housing Resources

Housing Choice Partners
312-386-1009
Housing Mobility Counseling | Housing Choice Partners | United States
Subsidized and Affordable Housing assistance in Cook County

Illinois Housing Search
877-428-8844
ilhousingsearch.org
search for housing by zip code or city throughout the state (especially affordable)

Craigslist Illinois
geo.craigslist.org/iso/us/il

Apartments.com
apartments.com

Chicago Department of Housing
312-744-3653
chicago.gov/city/en/depts/doh.html.html

HUD Resource Locator
resources.hud.gov/#

St. Vincent De Paul Chicago
stvincentdepaulchicago.org
Search for housing resources by city / area.

Cook County – Legal Resources

Equip for Equality
800-537-2632
Homepage – Equip for Equality
legal and advocacy services in Chicago

LAF Chicago – Main Line – 312-341-1070
Immigration Infoline – 312-341-9617
HIV/AIDS Project – 312-347-8309
Suburban Cook & Lake – 888-401-8200
Migrant Legal Asst. – 800-445-9025
LAF is now Legal Aid Chicago!!! – Legal Aid Chicago
legal assistance for a wide variety of matters

Law Center for Better Housing – 312-784-3527
Tenants Advocacy Group – 312-347-7600
Law Center for Better Housing | Standing for Renters’ Rights (lcbh.org)
Cook County & Chicago

Open Communities
847-501-5760
Fair Housing Agency | Evanston | Open Communities (open-communities.org)
Fair Housing Agency for Northern Cook, Lake, Boone, and McHenry -Counties

South Suburban Housing Center
708-957-4674
South Suburban Housing Center
Fair Housing Agency for Southern Cook, Will, Kankakee and Iroquois Counties

Illinois Attorney General
877-581-3692
Illinois Attorney General Home Page

CARPLS
312-738-9200
Home – CARPLS
Intakes for the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

Metropolitan Tenant’s Organization
773-292-4988
www.tenants-rights.org
Tenant’s Rights Hotline

Metropolitan Family Services Legal Aid Society
312-986-4105
Legal Aid Society (metrofamily.org)
Chicago, Evanston/ Skokie, DuPage County and the southwest suburbs

Cook County – Bar Association
312-630-0983
www.cookcountybar.org

Cook County – Rental Assistance

Community Crisis Center
847-742-4088
communitycrisiscenterinc.org

Cook County
877-426-6515
cookcountyil.gov/recovery

Suburban Cook County Emergency Rent Assistance
cookcountyil.gov

DeKalb County – Legal Resources

Prairie State Legal Services
630-690-2130
pslegal.org
Toll Free 800-690-2130 Serving DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, and Kendall Counties

Eviction Help Illinois
855-631-0811
evictionhelpillinois.org
Eviction Help Illinois – Legal Solutions for Your Housing Issues

Illinois Legal Aid
illinoislegalaid.org

Metropolitan Tenant’s Organization – Hotline
(773) 292-4988
tenants-rights.org

DeKalb County Legal Self-Help Center
(815) 756-9568
illinoislegalaid.org/counties/DeKalb

DeKalb County – Rental Assistance

Catholic Charities – Emergency Assistance Program
630-820-3220
Contact Us | Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Rockford (rockforddiocese.org)

DeKalb Township
815-758-8282
dekalbtownship.com

DuPage County – Legal Resources

Prairie State Legal Services
630-690-2130
Home – Prairie State Legal Services (pslegal.org)
Toll Free 800-690-2130 Serving DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, and Kendall Counties

Loaves & Fishes
630-355-3663
loaves-fishes.org

DuPage Legal Aid Help Center
630-407-8811
DuPage Legal Assistance Foundation (dupagelegalaid.org)

Illinois Legal Aid
illinoislegalaid.org

Metropolitan Tenant’s Organization – Hotline
(773) 292-4988
tenants-rights.org

Eviction Help Illinois
855-631-0811
evictionhelpillinois.org
Legal Solutions for Your Housing Issues

Lisle Township
(630) 897-2156
Lisle Township
Offers Free legal assistance and referrals

Attorney General Civil Rights Hotline
877-581-3692
Illinois Attorney General – Civil Rights

Metropolitan Family Services Legal Aid Society
(312) 986-4105
Legal Aid Society (metrofamily.org)
DuPage County, Chicago, Evanston/ Skokie and the southwest suburbs

DuPage County – Rental Assistance

DuPage County Community Services
630-407-6500
DuPage County IL – Community Services Home

Bloomingdale Township Office
630-529-7715
Contact Us – Bloomingdale Township

Catholic Charities in DuPage
630-495-8008
DuPage County (catholiccharitiesjoliet.org)

Winfield Township Eviction Rental Assistance
630-231-3591
windfieldtownship.com
(Call as soon as you get 5-day notice)

DuPage County Rental Assistance Program
dupagecounty.gov

People’s Resource Center
630-682-5402
peoplesrc.org

Outreach
630-682-1910
weareoutreach.org

Milton Township
630-653-5220
Milton Township Assessors Office
Income based assistance for rent and utilities

Lisle Township
630-897-2156
Lisle Township
Rental assistance, free legal assistance, and referrals

Naperville CARES/Loaves and Fishes
630-355-3663
bingj.com

Home DuPage Inc.
630-260-2500
homedupage.org
Mortgage assistance for qualifying households

DuPage County – Housing Resources

Apartments.com
apartments.com

Craigslist
geo.craigslist.org/iso/us/il
Type in location and apartment rentals

Illinois Housing Search
877-428-8844
ilhousingsearch.org

Marian Park
630-665-9100
affordablehousingonline.com
Subsidized Housing

DuPage County Human Services
630-407-6500
dupagecounty.gov
Information on Subsidized Housing

DuPage & Kendall Housing Authorities
630-690-3555
dupagehousing.org

CJE Senior Life
773-508-1000
CJE.net

Heritage Woods Senior Living
630-783-9640
gardant.com

Wood Glen
630-231-8888
apartments.com/wood-glen-senior-residences-west-chicago-il
Low Income Senior Rentals in West Chicago

Senior Home Sharing
630-407-0440
Senior Home Sharing
Affordable co-housing in DuPage County

DuPage County – Homelessness Housing

Bridge Communities
630-545-0610
bridgecommunities.org
For families that include at least one guardian and one child, transitional housing

Catholic Charities
630-495-8008
catholiccharitiesjoliet.org/
Homeless Hotline: 800-941-8681

DuPage County Access & Crisis Line
630-627-1700
dupagehealth.org
Temporary housing for those in need

DuPage Pads
630-682-3846
dupagepads.org
Homeless Shelter

Family Shelter
630-562-4801
ssvpusa.org
Service for women and children

Hope House Emergency Shelter
630-941-8681
hopetransition.org
Toll Free 800-941-8681

Journeys the Road Home
847-963-9163
journeystheroadhome.org

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Vets
630-871-8387
helpaveteran.org

Kane County – Legal Resources

Prairie State Legal Services
630-690-2130
pslegal.org
Serving DeKalb, DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties

Administer Justice
847-844-1100
administerjustice.org
Christian-affiliated legal services

Illinois Attorney General
877-581-0811
illinoisattorneygeneral.gov

Eviction Help in Illinois
855-631-0811
evictionhelpillinois.org
Legal Solutions for Your Housing Issues

Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office
630-845-3780
kane.il.us

Loaves & Fishes
630-355-3663
loaves-fishes.org

Metropolitan Tenant’s Org – Tenants’ Rights Hotline
773-292-4988
tenants-rights.org

Kane County – Rental Assistance

Catholic Charities
630-495-8008
catholiccharitiesjoliet.org

Loaves & Fishes
630-355-3663
loaves-fishes.org

Salvation Army
847-741-2304
salvationarmyusa.org

Kane County – Housing Resources

Apartments.com
apartments.com

Craigslist
geo.craigslist.org/iso/us/il
Type in location and apartment rentals

Illinois Housing Search
877-428-8844
ilhousingsearch.org

Affordable Housing Online
affordablehousingonline.com
Low Income Apartments in Kane County

Aurora (Kane County) Housing Authority
630-701-9977
aurorahousing.org

AFFORDABLE HOUSING by Seldin Company
224-230-9329
Seldin
Residential and long-term housing

Heritage Woods Senior Living
gardant.com
Housing throughout the state, search by city

CJE Senior Life
773-508-1000
CJE.net

Lake County – Legal Resources

Legal Aid Chicago (formerly LAF)
888-401-8200
legalaidchicago.org
Legal assistance for a wide variety of matters. Serves long term care residents in Lake County.

Prairie State Legal Services
847-662-6925
800-942-3940 Toll Free
pslegal.org

Open Communities
847-501-5760
open-communities.org

Illinois Attorney General
877-581-3692
Illinois Attorney General Home Page

Metropolitan Tenant’s Org – Tenant’s Rights Hotline
(773) 292-4988
tenants-rights.org

Illinois Legal Aid
illinoislegalaid.org

Eviction Help Illinois
855-631-0811
evictionhelpillinois.org
Legal Solutions for Your Housing Issues

Madison County – Legal Resources

Illinois Legal Aid
illinoislegalaid.org

Metropolitan Tenant’s Org – Tenant’s Rights Hotline
(773) 292-4988
tenants-rights.org

Eviction Help Illinois
855-631-0811
evictionhelpillinois.org
Legal Solutions for Your Housing Issues

Illinois Attorney General Civil Rights Hotline
(877) 581-3692
illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/

Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
877-342-7891
lincolnlegal.org

Catholic Charities Legal Services
217-523-9201
dio.org

McLean County – Legal Resources

Prairie State Legal Services
309-827-5021
800-874-2536 (Toll Free)
pslegal.org
Serving Livingston, McLean, & Woodford Counties

McLean County Bar Association
mcleancountybarassociation.com

Illinois Legal Aid
www.illinoislegalaid.org

Metropolitan Tenant’s Org – Tenant’s Rights Hotline
(773) 292-4988
tenants-rights.org

Eviction Help Illinois
855-631-0811
evictionhelpillinois.org
Legal Solutions for Your Housing Issues

Illinois Attorney General Civil Rights Hotline
(877) 581-3692
illinoisattorneygeneral.gov

Will County – Legal Resources

Prairie State Legal Services
815-727-5123
pslegal.org
Serving Grundy & Will Counties

Illinois Legal Aid
illinoislegalaid.org

Metropolitan Tenant’s Org – Tenant’s Rights Hotline
(773) 292-4988
tenants-rights.org

Eviction Help Illinois
855-631-0811
evictionhelpillinois.org
Legal Solutions for Your Housing Issues

Illinois Attorney General Civil Rights Hotline
(877) 581-3692
illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/

Will County Bar Association
815-726-0383
www.willcountybar.net/about/

Metropolitan Family Services Legal Aid Society
312-986-4105
metrofamily.org
Serving DuPage, Chicago, Evanston, Skokie & Southwest Suburbs

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