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Need help buying a home? You may qualify for one of these programs.


Statewide and Regional Programs

American Dream Down Payment Initiative
Some communities use HUD’s HOME Investment Partnership Program to assist first-time home buyers Find your local HOME program contacts
Illinois Housing Development Authority – uses state housing bond funds and HUD home funds to foster homeownership throughout the state of Illinois
Illinois State Treasurer’s Office

Finally Home
Mi Casa USA

Programs by City/Town

Community Housing Association of DuPage
City of Chicago, Department of Housing – has many programs for city residents
Cook County Planning & Development
Lake County Affordable Housing Center
DuPage homeownership center – offers free homebuyer seminars, free credit seminars, free individual counseling and administers the DuPage Homestead Program
Corporation for Affordable Homes McHenry County
Village of Oak Park Homebuyer program

The cities listed below offer various incentives for Homebuying. Contact the city for details.

Aurora (630) 844-3627 Bill Wiet
Champaign (217) 351-4427 Dorothy David
Decatur (217) 424-2797 Linda Love
DeKalb (815) 748-2060 Sue Guio
Joliet (815) 724-4100 Bob Listner
Kankakee (815) 933-0421 Larry Nolan
Madison Co. (618) 692-7040 Dorothy Hummel
McHenry Co. (815) 334-4560 Dennis Sandquist
Moline (309) 797-0710 Frankie Atwater
Mount Prospect (847) 818-5328 Janet Saewert
Normal (309) 545-9557 Steve Westerdahl
Rockford (815) 987-5690 General information
Springfield (217) 789-2377 Chet Schneider
Urbana (217) 384-2335 Jen Gonzalez/HOME Coordinator
Will County (815) 722-0722 ext. 225 Andrea Buechel