Real Estate & Housing
Housing Rental Search
Search for rental properties by city, county, or metropolitan area. Detailed information on available housing from Illinois government.Also find links to housing resources and helpful tools for renters such as an affordability calculator, rental checklist, and information about renter rights and responsibilities.
Affordable Housing Resources
- Chicago Housing Authority
The Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly called Section 8, and other housing resources for Chicago residents.
- Housing Authority of Cook County
The Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly called Section 8, and the Low Rent Public Housing Program in suburban Cook County and other resources.
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Help for home buyers and renters with modest incomes.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Help for eligible low-income households to pay for winter energy services. LIHEAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the state of Illinois.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Gateway to housing programs and real estate information.
Assistance in securing financing for houses for people with low to moderate income. Ginnie Mae is a government agency within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Home Refinancing Help
Fannie Mae &
See if your mortgage loan is owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, in which case you could qualify for the government's refinancing help.
See if you are eligible to receive free advice from a mortgage and credit specialist and if you qualify for the government's mortgage relief program.