Housing Counseling Centers

Last updated: March 15, 2024

Housing Counseling Centers (HCC) Delegate Agencies are HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agencies providing comprehensive housing counseling and education in one or more for the following topics listed below.  

  1. Financial Management: Helping Chicagoans improve their financial health through personalized guidance on their budget and credit, managing assets, and protecting assets.  

  2. Pre-purchase: Helping Chicagoans interested in homebuying navigate the process along with offering an eight-hour homebuyer education course, which may include six hours of pre-purchase education and two hours of individual counseling.

  3. Post-Purchase: Assisting Chicago homeowners in non-delinquency ownership-related topics such as Refinancing, Predatory Lending, Property Taxes, how to shop for Homeownership Insurance, and general education on Probate, Estate, and Wills.  

  4. Foreclosure Avoidance: Helping Chicago homeowners at risk of foreclosure navigate the loss mitigation process and working directly with their current lenders or loan servicer.  

  5. Tenancy (aka Rental Counseling): Helping existing Chicago tenants and prospective tenants find an affordable unit, education on renter’s rights and responsibilities, and helping tenants sustain their rental unit.

  6. Condo Purchase: Additional educational efforts for Chicagoans seeking to purchase a condo in the City of Chicago. This effort will help them navigate the complexities of buying a condominium and its structure.


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


Housing Counseling Centers

Agency Name Address Phone Website:
Center for Changing Lives

1955 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647



Chicago Urban League 4510 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653


Chinese American Service League 2141 S. Tan Court
Chicago, IL 60616

Erie Neighborhood House 1347 W Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60642
312.666.3430 eriehouse.org

Far South Community Development Corporation

837 W. 115th St.
Chicago, IL 60643
773.831.7107 farsouthcdc.org
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Inc. 850 W. Jackson Blvd 
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607



Northside Community Development Corporation

1530 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626

773.262.2290 northsidecdc.org
Northwest Center 5233 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
773.283.3888 northwestcenterchicago.org
Spanish Coalition for Housing 1922 N Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60639
773.342.7575 sc4housing.org
The Hana Center 4300 N. California Ave

Chicago, IL 60618-1514

773.583.5501 hanacenter.org
The Journey Forward

223 W. Jackson
Suite 1116
Chicago, IL 60606

312.429.5945 thejourney-forward.org
The Resurrection Project

1805 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60608

312.666.1323 resurrectionproject.org
YMCA Metropolitan Chicago  56 E. 47th St., Suite 525C
Chicago, IL 60653
 312.328.0873 ywcachicago.org