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Are You Facing Foreclosure?

South Side Community Federal Credit Union 

The SSCFCU is a lender founded in, and rooted in, the South Side. They provide a comprehensive list of loans and other financial resources, and have recently expanded their operations to also be a reliable issuer of mortgages. 

Website: click here

Address: 

5401 S. Wentworth Avenue, Suite 25
(773) 548-5500 

The Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago 

The NHS is a citywide non-profit organization that is committed to strengthening neighborhoods, providing resources and low-interest loans to ensure that people can keep their homes.

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Englewood office:

449 W. 79th St.
(773) 488-2004

Back of the Yards office:

1823 W. 47th St.
(773) 579-0032

Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network

This statewide agency is a free one-stop resource for finding the different agencies that will help you keep your home.

Website: click here

Back of the Yards office:

4477 S. Archer Ave.
(773) 523-7710

Clerk of Cook County Circuit Court

If you are currently facing a foreclosure suit in the Cook County Circuit Court, Dorothy Brown’s office will help you navigate the forms and information you need.

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Circuit Court of Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program

Under this program, homeowners who have received a summons for a foreclosure suit can access counseling and legal assistance for free.

Website: click here

Telephone:

(877) 895-2444


Is your home in need of repairs? 

City of Chicago Department of Planning & Development 

The city’s Department of Planning & Development has a long series of initiatives designed for homeowners who need repairs, rehab or tax relief. 

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Main Office:

121 N. LaSalle St, 10th Floor
(312) 744-4190

The Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago 

The NHS is a citywide non-profit organization that is committed to strengthening neighborhoods, providing resources, home repair grants, and low-interest loans to ensure that people can keep and maintain their homes. 

Website: click here

Englewood office:

449 W. 79th St.
(773) 488-2004

Back of the Yards office:

1823 W. 47th St.
(773) 579-0032

Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors 

The Small Accessible Repairs for Seniors (SARFS) program provides safety, security and accessibility improvements that help senior citizens to remain in their homes. Repair types are limited to minor repairs that may include, but are not limited to:

Grab bars, Lever, faucets, Door repairs, Carbon monoxide detectors, Smoke detectors, Wheelchair ramps, etc.

Website: click here

Delegate Agency: 

Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council
1751 W. 47th St.  60609
(773) 523-4416

Micro Market Recovery Program

Need a new roof, painting, siding, tuck pointing, windows, doors, porch, plumbing, electrical, or heating repairs? Then the City of Chicago's Target Block Forgivable Loan Program may be ideal for you! This program is available to owner-occupants whose homes are within the designated target blocks of an MMRP area and is administered by Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. Click here for an overview of the program, or check out this list of Frequently Asked Questions. 

Lead Poisoning Prevention 

The Chicago Department of Public Health has expanded its Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to incorporate other aspects that affect the safety of a home and its residents. The Healthy Homes Objective has been started to give homeowners and parents information on other common household problems and how to prevent and/or eliminate them. Click here for a brochure on Lead Poisoning Prevention.