We provide a directory of agencies that provide rental assistance to residents.
We do not directly provide aid ourselves, but provide local resources for you to find.
Most major U.S. cities including Chicago, Illinois, offer some type of state of
federally subsidized Rental Assistance Programs and/or emergency financial assistance for low income persons in need.
There are also thousands of local non-profit organizations that offer help paying rent along with providing housing assistance. We currently have listed all of the financial Rental Assistance programs we could find in Chicago. We constantly are finding new sources for rent assistance, sign-up here to receive an email alert as soon as we locate any new rental assistance programs in Chicago.
NHS is committed to helping Chicagoland area residents Buy, Fix and Keep their homes.Grant funds are available for targeted areas of Chicago for specific categories of repairs or other needs (e.g. health and safety, affordability, repairs, flood prevention, etc.).Call to inquire.41.9050953, -87.668925
Volunteers of America offers limited eviction prevention assistance on a one time basis to those veterans that qualify when funds are available.41.8718193, -87.629108
Offering:Rent AssistanceMortgage AssistanceSecurity DepositsUtility AssistanceCatholic Charities also offers a variety of other services. Please visit their website for full details or call the facility directly.41.8952175, -87.632318
Assistance with food, utility, rent, or other needs is provided directly through the local St. Vincent de Paul conferences (volunteer sites) located throughout Cook and Lake counties.Please see website for full list of sites.41.9552066, -87.888165
Assists with foreclosure prevention, homebuyer education, financial education, energy assistance, and landlords and renters reduction of back rent and evictions.41.8545163, -87.724853
Teen Living Programs strives to create hope and opportunity for youth who are homeless by assisting them to permanently leave the streets, secure stable housing, and build self-sufficient, satisfying lives.Also offers residential programs.Has a health clinic on-site, performs career aptitudes and as41.8901098, -87.633683
LCBH provides free, comprehensive legal representation so that renters have a trusted advocate in court. Combined with education, outreach, supportive services and policy initiatives, their programs holistically address both the short-term housing crisis and underlying causes, so that more f41.882827, -87.632046
Inner Voice Chicago serves homeless single adults, families and veterans. As part of the Inner Voice network of services throughout Chicago, Inner Voice is the access point for emergency and transitional shelter for Chicagoans who find themselves homeless and needing help. They currently offer41.8770769, -87.634308
The Department of Planning and Development promotes affordable, for-sale and rental housing in communities citywide, provides financial assistance for housing improvements, facilitate access and independent living for seniors and the disabled, and offers a variety of programs that help residents red41.8958561, -87.667955
Our financial assistance program provides essential relief services to persons in need of shelter, food, utility payments, medication and other items. More than 50 volunteers, employed by social service agencies throughout Chicago, distribute funds to low-income individuals and families experiencing41.8828085, -87.644508
Relevant activities include demolition, public facilities, infrastructure, general social services, homeless prevention/intervention, and planning. Contact for more information.41.88285, -87.630023