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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

Most Recent News (Affordable Chicago)

Sep 23,2015 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces Theater and Dance Winter/Spring 2016 Season
Sep 17,2015 “Wired Fridays” Series Ignites Lunchtime with DJs and Electronic Dance Music
Sep 14,2015 Music and Dance to take Center Stage at Juicebox this Fall
Sep 10,2015 Fashion Focus Chicago To Collaborate with the Council of Fashion Designers of America—For 10th Anniversary of the City of Chicago’s Fashion Initiative
Aug 31,2015 Sweet Honey In The Rock and NTO (Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra) and the WXRT All Stars to Perform at The Fifth Star Awards this September 16 in Millennium Park

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Supporting Information

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