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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

Alerts (Affordable Chicago)

High Alert Oct 18, 2016 Top 5 family fun events

Most Recent News (Affordable Chicago)

Oct 20,2016 Chicago-Based Marching Band and Performance Art Troupe Headlines Free Family Fun Fest on the Chicago Riverwalk
Oct 18,2016 Millennium Park Events Top Chicago’s Wish List For Free Fun This Holiday Season
Oct 12,2016 Chicago Cultural Center Artists In Residence and Curatorial Residency Awards Encourage Development of Diverse Arts Projects
Oct 04,2016 Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink Opens Friday, November 18
Sep 20,2016 “Wired Fridays” DJ Dance Party Series adds a side of Shake and Groove to your Lunchbreak at the Chicago Cultural Center

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Supporting Information

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