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Housing & Utilities Assistance 


Rent, mortgage, utility and legal assistance programs are available through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) and Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). 


The Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund overseen by IHDA is a federally-funded program that is dedicated to assisting Illinois homeowners that have struggled to pay their mortgage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) is a county-wide initiative aimed at helping residents resolve eviction, foreclosure, debt, and tax deed issues through free legal aid, mediation services, case management, and connections to resources. 


To find out if you have Unclaimed Property in Illinois. Links to other state programs can be found here.


Cook County - Assessor’s Office Announces Affordable Housing Property Tax Relief Program: Attend one of the Affordable Housing Special Assessment Program webinars at:

Affordable housing search tools

  • IL Housing Search - this service is also available through a toll-free, bilingual call center at 877-428-8844.

Legal aid for tenants and owners
Community Housing Partners
Utilities Assistance
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