Housing

Get more information on assistance with housing issues:

COVID-19 Housing Resources:

Metropolitan Tenants Organization 

Housing Action Illinois

National Fair Housing Alliance

Legal Aid Chicago COVID-19 Updates for Homeowners

LCBH COVID-19 and Renters Rights

Illinois Eviction Moratorium Renewed

National Eviction Moratorium FAQ

Illinois November 14, 2020 Eviction Moratorium

Know your rights! On November 14, 2020, protections for Illinois tenants were changed. Landlords can now file evictions unless tenants give them a written declaration that they should be protected by the COVID Eviction Moratorium. The update was extended through June 26, 2021. Tenants: Your landlord should give you a copy before they give you a new five-day notice. If your landlord doesn’t give you a declaration, you can make one at Rentervention.com.

For more resources regarding eviction, lockouts, or renters rights, visit: chicago.gov/eviction

Roof, Porch, and Emergency Heating Repair Programs

The Roof, Porch, and Emergency Heating Repair Programs are grant programs available to income-eligible Chicago homeowners to repair or improve to their homes. Open enrollment for the Emergency Heating Repair Program runs from Nov. 1 thru April 1. One-day lottery registration for the 2022 Roof and Porch Program’s service will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. promptly on Thursday, May 20, 2021 only. There are 3 ways to register: Online at www.chicago.gov/roofandporch, through the CHI311 Mobile App, or by calling the City’s 311 service line. Only one registration per address will be accepted. To learn more visit our Homeowner’s Page

Garfield Green (C40) Community Garfield Park Updates:

View a presentation from the October 28,2020 Garfield Park Community Council Land Use and Open Space Committee meeting to learn about the brief history and updates on the C40 development project. Community feedback is encouraged.

Rental Assistance Grants: 

If you have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, you may qualify for assistance from the City of Chicago and other programs to pay your rent. Learn more about the requirements on our Renters 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 more and contact La Shone Kelly at lashone@gpcommunitycouncil.org to learn more about the program. 

Preserving Affordability Together: A BluePrint for Community Action:

This community-created booklet shares recommendations from an eight-month process to preserve affordability in East Garfield Park.  Created with Metropolitan Planning Council and Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University.

More Housing Resources:

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

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