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Get more information on assistance with housing issues:

National Eviction Moratorium FAQ for Renters.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) took unprecedented action on September 1 by issuing a temporary national moratorium on most evictions for nonpayment of rent to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Citing the historic threat to public health posed by coronavirus, the CDC declared that an eviction moratorium would help ensure people are able to practice social distancing and comply with stay-at-home orders. The moratorium takes effect September 4 and will last until December 31, covering tens of millions of renters at risk of eviction. Read the FAQ above to learn more about your rights and responsibilities.

COVID-19 Housing Resources:
Metropolitan Tenants Organization 
Housing Action Illinois
National Fair Housing Alliance & Foreclosure Relief Summary
Legal Aid Chicago COVID-19 Updates for Homeowners
LCBH COVID-19 and Renters Rights

Rental Assistance Grants: GPCC is facilitating rental assistance grants through the City of Chicago Department of Housing. If you have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, you may qualify for up to $3,000 of assistance to pay your rent. Learn more about the requirements and complete an application on our Rental Assistance Grants page.

Illinois Solar for All: This program creates greater access to the clean energy economy for low-income communities through incentives that help make solar installations more affordable and result in measurable savings for participants. Read the fact sheet, and contact La Shone Kelly at to learn more about the program. 

Preserving Affordability Together: A Blue Print for Community Action: a community-created booklet that shares recommendations from an eight-month process to develop recommendations to preserve affordability in East Garfield Park.  Created with Metropolitan Planning Council and Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University.

Targeted Home Improvement Grant Program: home improvement grants for qualified homeowners, administered by Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago.

Chicago Bungalow Association Energy Savers Program: free energy upgrades for eligible vintage homes

Preserving Affordable Housing in East Garfield Park Fact Sheet, November 2019

Rentervention Fact Sheet

Presentation for the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University, July 2019

City of Chicago DPD Presentation Maps, May 2019

City of Chicago DPD Presentation: East Garfield Park Housing Opportunity and Analysis, May 2019

City of Chicago DPD Presentation: East Garfield Park Housing Opportunity and Analysis, April 2019

MMRP Data and Maps, June 2019

Full list of MMRP Properties, including vacant lots and rentals, June 2019

2019 HUD Income Limits

West Garfield Park Micro Market Recovery Program

Property Research Resource Guide May  2017

City of Chicago Homebuyer Assistance Program

Tenants in Foreclosure Brochure

Foreclosure Timeline for Tenants

Purchase Assistance Grant flyer and map

UIC Gentrification Toolkit

Community Receivership Manual

Housing Resources

Chicago Rehab Network Housing Report

Lending Resources for Homeowners

27th and 28th Ward Housing Fact Sheets

Forfeiture Process for Vacant Buildings

Hours and Locations
Call 312-983-2226 to schedule an appointment with Housing Specialist, La Shone Kelly