The mission of Chicago’s Department of Housing is to expand access and choice for residents and protect their rights to quality homes that are affordable, safe, and healthy.
Featured Services and Programs
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
ERAP provides rent and utility assistance to households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Woodlawn Housing Preservation Ordinance
Learn more about the City’s efforts to craft an affordable housing strategy for Woodlawn that is inclusive for all.
Affordable Requirements Ordinance
The ARO requires large residential developments to provide a percentage of units at affordable prices.
Resources for 2-4 Unit Owners
DOH maintains a list of resources for use by smaller landlords who own two to four residential units.
The 2023 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) will help DOH direct federal affordable housing funds to the neighborhoods where they are most needed.
The Department of Housing (DOH) ensures Chicago's housing resources and policies address the needs of residents of all income levels. DOH programs and initiatives are designed to equitably support renters, homebuyers and owners, and landlords and developers that provide affordable housing on behalf of community residents. Department initiatives also serve income-eligible homeowners needing furnace, roof and porch repairs, and seniors needing accessibility improvements.
Department Main Office
121 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60602