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Find your home with the Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP)!

MMRP was created by the City of Chicago to help build strong communities within the city. MMRP seeks to revitalize distressed neighborhoods by reducing the cost of homeownership, creating communities of choice, and attracting new owners to vacant buildings on targeted neighborhood blocks.

The program is built on several strategies to make homeownership attainable for more Chicagoans: strategic targeting of resources to small geographies, collaborative deployment of those resources by private, public and non-profits partners, and comprehensively utilizing those resources to address the specific needs of families, buildings and blocks.

GPCC is the MMRP Community Partner for West Garfield Park. Our MMRP efforts are led by Director of Housing, La Shone Kelly. GPCC works with people looking at properties between Madison and West Van Buren.

MMRP Program Eligibility

  • You must be a first time homebuyer or not owned a home in the previous three years.
  • You must plan to live in the home you are purchasing.
  • Homes must be single family (up to 4-unit) homes or a condominium.
  • You must have a purchase contract signed by both parties.
  • The home must be located in one of the City of Chicago’s MMRP areas.
  • You must meet household income requirements. 
  • You must, attend a HUD certified 8-hour in-person or on-line Homebuyer Workshop.
  • If purchasing 2-4 unit property, attend a Landlord Training that includes information on the Cook County Landlords Ordinance.
  • You can pair the grant with either a Conventional Loan or FHA financing.


MMRP Map

This map shows the current property listings for the City of Chicago’s West Garfield Park MMRP area. We update the map regularly; however, properties can change statuses very quickly. Check with your local realtor to inquire about these properties.

MMRP Program Eligibility

  • You must be a first time homebuyer or not owned a home in the previous three years.
  • You must plan to live in the home you are purchasing.
  • Homes must be single family (up to 4-unit) homes or a condominium.
  • You must have a purchase contract signed by both parties.
  • The home must be located in one of the City of Chicago’s MMRP areas.
  • You must meet household income requirements. 
  • You must, attend a HUD certified 8-hour in-person or on-line Homebuyer Workshop.
  • If purchasing 2-4 unit property, attend a Landlord Training that includes information on the Cook County Landlords Ordinance.
  • You can pair the grant with either a Conventional Loan or FHA financing.


MMRP Map

This map shows the current property listings for the City of Chicago’s West Garfield Park MMRP area. We update the map regularly; however, properties can change statuses very quickly. Check with your local realtor to inquire about these properties.

Banks that Offer MMRP Down Payment Assistance

2020 List of MMRP Banks

List of Local Realtors

Are you a Garfield Park realtor interested in being featured on this page? Please email us!

1. Melvin Cox with Redfin

312.912.8419 / melvin.cox@redfin.com 

2. Gerdine Blair 

312.730.4299 / geraldine.blair@cbexchange.com

3.  Eric Ervin

708.603.5609 / ericervin@dreamtown.com

4.  Cynthia Bednarz - d'aprile properties

312.925.0711 / cbednarz.daprileproperties.com

5. Moises Pacheco

773.485.1315 / moises.pacheco13@gmail.com

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