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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 Jul 21, 2017 SummerDance-Off Competitions - July 22 & 29

Most Recent News (Affordable Chicago)

Jul 21,2017 The City of Chicago will Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “Everyone's Picasso” on Daley Plaza
Jul 19,2017 19th Annual World Music Festival Chicago Announces the Full Schedule of Diverse International Musicians Celebrating the Rich Cultural Diversity of Chicago September 8-24
Jul 12,2017 The 39th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Announces the Complete Lineup Featuring Jason Moran Presents In My Mind: Monk At Town Hall 1959, A Centennial Tribute to Theolonius Monk and More Than 30 Performances by Renowned Chicago Artists
Jun 30,2017 19th Annual World Music Festival Chicago Announces Highlight Performances of Diverse International Musicians Celebrating The Rich Cultural Diversity of Chicago, September 8–24
Jun 27,2017 New Public Art Coming To The Chicago Riverwalk

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Supporting Information

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