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Affordable Chicago

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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)

Feb 14,2017 Chicago Gospel Music Festival Preview Events Offer Opportunities For Artists
Jan 27,2017 Chicago’s Third-Annual Lake FX CreativeCon Features Keynote by Music and Entertainment Executive Kevin Liles
Jan 24,2017 Chicago Blues Festival Moves to Millennium Park – Chicago's Premier Outdoor Music Venue – And Celebrates the Influence of Urban Blues on Rock, R&B, Rap and Hip-Hop
Jan 07,2017 Mayor Emanuel Joins Community at The 606 for Unveiling of Turning Sky and Second-Annual Walk with Light event
Dec 20,2016 Chicago Cultural Center to Host Free Family Performances as Part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival January 20–22, 2017

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Services

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Supporting Information

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