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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)

Aug 24,2017 Juicebox Presented By Lifeway Foods Offers Free Family Performance Series at the Chicago Cultural Center and Garfield Park Conservatory
Aug 14,2017 David Ross will Tandem Jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights at the 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday, August 19
Aug 10,2017 EXPO CHICAGO and the City of Chicago Announce Second Annual Program for OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project
Aug 10,2017 The Chicago Jazz Festival will be Heard for the First Time in China, the United Kingdom, Austria and Other European Countries through the WFMT Radio Network
Aug 08,2017 The City of Chicago will Celebrate the Year of Public Art with a Month-long Public Art Festival featuring New and Iconic Artworks throughout the City

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Supporting Information

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