Partner Organizations

Chicago Community Loan Fund

Provides low-cost, flexible financing and hands-on technical assistance to community development organizations for affordable housing, economic and commercial development and community facilities.



Chicago Rehab Network

Citywide coalition of neighborhood- and community-based organizations working in disinvested communities.



Community Investment Corporation

Community Investment Corporation provides financing to buy and rehab multifamily apartment buildings with five units or more in the six-county metropolitan Chicago area.



 Chicago DHED

City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development

The City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development (HED) promotes economic development by helping existing businesses grow and by attracting new industry to the city.



Cook County

Cook County’s Assessor sets tax rates for multifamily buildings and its Building and Zoning offices oversee the errection, construction, alteration, demolition and relocation of multifamily buildings.




Elevate Energy

Elevate Energy (formerly CNT Energy) concentrates on helping consumers and communities obtain the information and services they need to control energy costs and become more energy efficient




Institute for Housing Studies, DePaul University

The Institute for Housing Studies is responsible for data collection and analysis on affordable rental housing in Cook County.


Illinois Housing Development Authority

Illinois Housing Development Authority was created to finance quality affordable housing across Illinois.




LISC/Chicago organizes capital and other resources to support initiatives that will stimulate the comprehensive development of healthy, stable neighborhoods and foster their connection to the socioeconomic mainstream of the metropolitan region.


Metropolitan Planning Council

The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) brings together the individuals and organizations with the power and capacity to guide the growth of the ever-changing Chicago metropolitan region.



Sargent Shriver National Center for Poverty Law

The Shriver Center provides national leadership in identifying, developing, and  supporting creative and collaborative approaches to achieve social and economic justice for low-income people and communities.



U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD works to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable   communities free from discrimination.