We administer a series of grants to provide and preserve affordable homeownership.

Purchase Assistance

Homeownership is in your future. Get significant grants to make your homeownership dreams a reality. Our Neighborhood Lending Services (NLS) team also offers down payment assistance.

Home Improvement Grants

We provide grants to eligible homeowners to improve the health, safety, affordability, and functionality of their homes.

Apply for Rental Assistance Program (RAP)

The Rental Assistance Program (RAP) provides funding to Chicagoans who are at risk of becoming homeless. RAP helps Chicagoans who have housing right now, but who may become homeless soon because they lost income or had another eligible emergency which prevents them from paying rent.

Illinois Court-Based Rental Assistance Program

The Illinois Court-Based Rental Assistance Program (CBRAP) provides funding to Illinois tenants and landlords across Illinois who have pending cases in eviction court. The program is only available to litigants in eviction court. Applicants may qualify for up to $25,000 in emergency rental payments that can include up to 15 months of past-due rent and 3 months of future rent payments to prevent eviction.

Your generous support enables us to continue to make tremendous strides in advocating for working families while strengthening and stabilizing neighborhoods.