City of Chicago Resources

The City of Chicago provides access to a number of different housing and social services resources.  To learn more, start by visiting:

Community Service Centers

Community Service Centers may be found throughout the City of Chicago.  Locations include East Garfield Park, Englewood, Grand Boulevard/North Kenwood, Hermosa, South Chicago and Uptown.  These Community Service Centers provide access to, among other things:

  • Emergency Rental Assistance
  • Domestic Violence Assistance
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Veterans Services
  • Job Training
  • Public Computers

For a complete list of services, locations and contact information, view this flier, published by the Department of Family and Support Services, or visit the DFSS Community Service Center webpage.

Affordable Rental Housing

The City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development publishes an Affordable Rental Housing Resources list.  If you are having trouble viewing the list, a PDF Version may be found here.

Each property listed is different and has different requirements – including the income levels that they are required to assist with housing. The opportunities in each building are different based on the funding the building receives.   If you’re interested in a property that you see listed, you should:

  1. Call that property or visit that property in person
  2. Contact the property management and ask what types of units are available and the process for application
  3. Advise them of your income and any issues that may be reviewed in the application process – such as bankruptcies
  4. Ask if they have a waiting list

The Trust Fund does not have a relationship with these properties and this list is provided as a resource only.