Looking for housing?

There are several different avenues you can pursue in looking for housing.

1) Member Organizations

If you’re looking for affordable housing in a specific neighborhood please refer to one of our member organizations who serve your community.

2) Search Engines

The following websites are also helpful search engines for finding assisted housing.

  • Direct2Housing provides helpful tools including contact information,
    application process and eligibility criteria for Supportive Housing options in Metro Chicago. 
  • ILHousingSearch.org is run by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Illinois Department of Human Services, and Illinois Department on Aging to provide detailed information about rental properties and help people find housing to best fit their needs.

3) City of Chicago Emergency Hotlines

For temporary shelter referrals:  Visit the City of Chicago website or call 311 for referral to the nearest Human Services Center.

4) Other City of Chicago Programs

 For additional assistance contact the following public agencies:

5) Chicago Housing Authority

CHAC administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program for the Chicago Housing Authority.



Visit Metropolitan Tenants Organization for information on tenants rights related to apartment conditions, heat and essential services, leases and evictions. Tenants rights hotline: 773-292-4988

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