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The Mayor is committed to providing programs and services to help keep Chicago affordable. This page includes resources from various city departments for you and your family.

The content links below provide City News, Alerts, Services, and Supporting Information about Chicago's efforts to increase affordability for our residents and visitors.  You will also find information about Chicago's three groundbreaking housing plans that represent different steps on the housing ladder - from homelessness all the way to home ownership.

Listed below are just a few of the City's Departments partnering to offer programs and services to citizens that increase affordability.

Department of Family & Support Services

Emergency Services and Shelter

Crisis Intervention

Department of Public Health

Free Clinics and Free Health Services

Health Education and Prevention

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities

Housing Programs / Modifications

Services for People with Disabilities

Department of Finance

Tax Services

Financial Hardship

Department of Planning & Development

Housing Services

Help for Homebuyers

Historic Preservation

Sustainable Development


Chicago offers many free events, tours and attractions for all ages.  Click on the links below to see what's happening now.

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Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Free Events

Free Tours

Free Attractions

Alerts (Affordable Chicago)

High Alert Nov 3, 2015 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces 2016 Dates

Most Recent News (Affordable Chicago)

Nov 09,2015 Renée Fleming to Headline Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 24, in Millennium Park
Nov 03,2015 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces 2016 Dates
Oct 29,2015 Dance-Along Nutcracker®
Oct 28,2015 Holiday Music is in the Air! Caroling at Cloud Gate Begins Friday, November 27
Oct 22,2015 Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink opens Friday, November 13

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Supporting Information

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