Affordable Chicago banner image with a family

Affordable Chicago

Photo of attractive bungalow homes

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.

Family walking in Millenium Park

Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Free Events

Free Tours

Free Attractions

Alerts (Affordable Chicago)

Low Alert Aug 17, 2016 Top 3 ways to ‘take flight’ this month
Low Alert Aug 11, 2016 Top 3 Summer Workouts

Most Recent News (Affordable Chicago)

Aug 24,2016 Millennium Park Audiences Pick Their Favorite Chicago-Made Film: The Dark Knight
Aug 18,2016 Fourth Annual “SpinOff” Showcases Contemporary Dance Made in the Midwest October 28 – November 5
Aug 18,2016 EXPO CHICAGO and the City of Chicago Announces OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project
Aug 16,2016 Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard, Chester Gregory, Shemekia Copeland and Others will Shine a Light on Chicago’s Arts Scene at the Fifth Star Awards, September 14 in Millennium Park
Aug 10,2016 Juicebox Goes Global with a Special Fall Season Kick-Off at World Music Festival Chicago on The 606, September 18

View all News Releases (Affordable Chicago)

Services

View all Services

Supporting Information

View all Supporting Information