Foreclosure Prevention and Housing Counseling Centers

HUD-approved agencies under the City’s Foreclosure Prevention Program (FPP) and Housing Counseling Centers Program provide FREE housing counseling services to homeowners that are at risk of foreclosure and/or first-time homebuyers.

  • Foreclosure Prevention Program (FPP) - Personalized foreclosure prevention counseling and education to at-risk homeowners. The HUD-approved agencies can assist at-risk homeowners by making direct contact with their current lenders or servicers regarding loss mitigation options.
  • Housing Counseling Centers Program (HCC) – Provides an 8-hour homebuyer education certificate, which may include six hours of pre-purchase education counseling and two hours of individual counseling to potential buyers.

Both programs provide information, advice, and assistance to current and potential homeowners. All services may be rendered through one-on-one counseling, stand-alone courses, or a combination of both. Agencies do not charge a fee for any of the programs and must meet the standards prescribed by HUD.

Please note: Online certificates are not accepted for most City of Chicago purchase price assistance programs.

 

Housing Counseling Services

Agency Name: Address: City, State and Zip: Phone: Email & Website Counseling Services Languages:
Chicago Urban League 4510 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60653

Foreclosure Prevention:
Cynthia Hubbard
708.794.6606

Pre-Purchase:
Pamela Stalling
312.379.9521

Foreclosure Prevention:
cjordan@chiul.org

Pre-Purchase:
pstalling@chiul.org

www.chiul.org

  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
English
Chinese American Service League 2141 S. Tan Court Chicago, IL 60616 312.791.0418
Ext 3327

weiying_zhang@caslservice.org

www.caslservice.org

  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
Cantonese
Mandarin
English

Far South CDC
(formerly known as Genesis Housing Development Corporation)

837 W. 115th St. Chicago, IL 60643 773.831.7107

hello@farsouthcdc.org
farsouthcdc.org

  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Education Workshops
  • Rental Workshops
English
Greater Southwest Development Corporation 6155 S. Pulaski Road, 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60629-4641 773.735.6727 e.zepeda@greatersouthwest.org

www.greatersouthwest.org

  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Reolution Workshops
English
Spanish
Latin United Community Housing Association 1152 N. Christiana Ave. Chicago, IL 60651-4174 773.489.8484

intake@lucha.org
www.lucha.org

  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
English
Spanish
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago 1279 N Milwaukee Ave.
Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60622-9360 773.329.4111 homeownership@nhschicago.org

www.nhschicago.org

  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Education Workshops
English
Spanish
Great Lakes Credit Union 1011 W Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60640-5017 224.252.2620

housing@glcu.org
www.glcu.org

  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education 
  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
  • Post-Purchase Counseling
English
Spanish
Northwest Center 5233 W. Diversey Ave. Chicago, IL 60639-1501 773.283.3888 lrahravan@nwshc.org

www.nwshc.org

  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
English
Polish
Spanish
Northside Community Development Corporation 1530 W. Morse Ave. Chicago, IL 60626 773.262.2290

christina@northsidecr.org
www.northsidecdc.org

 

  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops 
English
Spanish
Oak Park Regional Housing Center dba West Cook 5934 W. Lake St.

Chicago, IL 60644

773.887.5187

dwilliams@westcookhomeownership.org
www.westcookhomeownership.org

  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
English
YMCA Metropolitan Chicago (formerly Partners in Community Building, Inc. 56 E. 47th St
Suite 525C
Chicago, IL 60653  312.328.0873

marlo.payne@ywcachicago.org
www.picbchicago.org

  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops 
  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
  • Financial Management

English
Spanish

Spanish Coalition for Housing 1922 N. Pulaski Road



9010 S. Commercial Ave.

Chicago, IL
60639-4918

Chicago, IL 60617-4303

773.342.7575

 

 

773.933.7575

help@sc4housing.org
www.sc4Housing.org

 

 

  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
English
Spanish
The Resurrection Project 1805 S. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60608-2719 312.880.1137 homes@resurrectionproject.org

www.resurrectionproject.org

  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Resolution Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Counseling
  • Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops
English
Spanish

 Information is current as of Aug. 6, 2021. For the most up-to-date information, contact DOH@cityofchicago.org.

 

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