Real Estate

Supporting community revitalization through the repair, rehabilitation, and the construction of affordable homes.


Are you tired of paying rent? Want to pay your own mortgage and not your landlord’s?


If you need help getting your home on the market, we can help.

Development Partners

We partner with private market developers offering homeownership opportunities.

NHS Realty Services

NHS brokers are driven by our mission of making homeownership possible and sustainable. We are focused on either finding and getting you into the house you love at a price you can afford or getting you the most value for your home when you are ready to sell. Start a conversation today to begin your search for your new home.

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Wanted: General Contractors

NHS manages several home improvement programs annually in historically underserved neighborhoods on the South and West Sides of Chicago and in the South Suburbs. We need your expertise to help us ensure that all residents live in safe and healthy homes.

We are looking for:

  • General Contractors
  • Roofers
  • Lead Assessments Specialists
  • Lead Abatement Specialists
  • Companies that do small accessibility repairs
  • Interior Designers
  • Architects

General requirements:

  • Must have a City of Chicago general contractors license or a home repair license
  • EPA/RRP Lead paint Certification or proof of enrollment in a state sanctioned provider
  • Worker’s Compensation Insurance (minimum coverage $100,000)
  • General Liability Insurance (minimum coverage $1 million)

Receiver Liens

Active liens on properties are the result of building repairs and other activities performed under court-appointed receivership through the City of Chicago’s Troubled Buildings Initiative for one to four unit properties. Whether you are a property owner or acquiring a property, you need to address any liens to clear the title.

NHS Redevelopment Corporation

The NHS Redevelopment Corporation (NHSRC) was formed in 1978 to preserve and stabilize vacant and occupied properties, particularly in distressed communities, and also create more available affordable housing through rehab and new construction of single-family homes.

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