The Department of Planning and Development's housing initiatives provide assistance for singles, working families, seniors, first-time home buyers and renters. The initiatives also serve owners needing repairs, rehab and tax relief, and developers seeking new housing opportunities in local communities.


Affordable Requirements Ordinance
The City of Chicago's Affordable Requirements Ordinance requires residential developments that receive city financial assistance or involve city-owned land to provide a percentage of units at affordable prices.
Green Bungalow Information
Preserve your historic bungalow.
Information on Home Buyer Programs
The City has several programs to assist in the purchase of 1 to 4 unit residential properties in Chicago.
Mortgage Assistance
Programs to assist potential homeowners and existing homeowners with their mortgage.
Roof, Porch and Emergency Heating Repair Programs (formerly EHAP)
Two programs provide for the repair and/or replacement of heating systems, roofs and porches.
Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS)
The Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS) program; formerly known as H-RAIL, provides safety, security and accessibility improvements that help senior citizens to remain in their homes.


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