For Renters

The Department of Housing does not own or maintain any residences, however, staff does offer a series of services and resources that can help renters find affordable homes and resolve issues with landlords.

For more information, contact 312.744.0281.

Affordable Rental Housing Resource List
Affordable rental housing plays an important role in meeting the housing needs of low-income Chicagoans, and the Department of Housing maintains a list of existing affordable developments.
Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund
The Trust Fund serves Chicago's low-income working households, the disabled, the elderly, and countless homeless individuals and families.
Rents Right
The City of Chicago, in partnership with tenant and landlord organizations, has formed the Rents Right campaign to educate Chicagoans about the legal responsibilities and rights of renters and property owners.
Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS)
The Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS) program; formerly known as H-RAIL, provides safety, security and accessibility improvements that help senior citizens to remain in their homes.
Technical Assistance Citywide (TACIT)
These agencies provide training and technical assistance, regarding Fair Housing compliance, property management, rental issues and Co-op/Condo options, to non-profits in low-moderate income areas.

Additional Resources

Credit Restoration Counseling
Spanish Coalition for Housing

Rental Counseling
Northwest Side Housing Center
Chicago Urban League

Rental Search Assistance
Genesis Housing Development Corporation

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