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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)

Severe Alert Jun 12, 2017 Taste of Chicago Chef du Jour Tickets, Get yours before they're gone 2017
Severe Alert May 10, 2017 Taste of Chicago Concert Seating Tickets On Sale Now!
Severe Alert Apr 19, 2017 Jumping Jack Program Application Now Available!

Most Recent News (Affordable Chicago)

Jun 23,2017 Chicago SummerDance Celebration in Millennium Park on August 26 to Feature Local Dance Companies and the Finale of a Citywide Footwork and Steppin’ SummerDance-Off Competition
Jun 21,2017 Lifeway Foods Taste Kitchen Hosts Cooking Demonstrations by Celebrity Chefs and Others at Taste of Chicago, July 5-9
May 30,2017 The 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show Presented by Shell Oil Products Soars into Town this August 19 and 20
May 23,2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces City’s 37th Annual Taste of Chicago to Serve Up a Cultural Feast for Your Senses
May 18,2017 2017 Fifth Star Honors Presented by Allstate Insurance Company will Celebrate Chicago Artists Common, Jeanne Gang, Kerry James Marshall and Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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Services

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Supporting Information

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