Government Programs & Regulations

City of Chicago

Department of Housing and Economic Development

Housing assistance programs, zoning ordinance administration, housing programs, historic preservation and economic development issues

Department of Buildings

Information about the permitting and inspection process

Cook County

Assessor’s Office

Appeal filing, property search, appeals window closing dates and other information

Board of Review

Property tax appeals, deadlines, and statistics

Property Tax Portal

Consolidated tax information from the Cook County Assessor’s Office, the Board of Review, the Clerk’s Office, the Recorder of Deeds, and the Treasurer’s Office

Building and Zoning

Rules and regulations governing the construction, alteration, demolition or relocation of all buildings and structures within zoned districts of unincorporated Cook County


Illinois Housing Development Authority

General Information

Information for renters, multifamily developers and property managers

Multifamily Programs

Financing options for public, private and nonprofit developers to build and rehabilitate affordable multifamily developments

Affordable Renting

Help finding and apartment, rental assistance and other tenant resources



Preservation Portal

General information about HUD programs

Multifamily Housing

HUD Multifamily housing programs



Property Rental Assistance Program

General information about CHA programs

Housing Choice Voucher Program

CHA Multifamily housing programs