Mortgage Assistance in Illinois

Owning a home is a big part of the American Dream. Here are some resources that can help you buy, maintain and keep your home in the State of Illinois.

Getting Started

Housing counseling agencies - free or low-cost counseling services for buying, renting, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues and reverse mortgages. Search for a HUD-approved housing counseling agency here.

Predatory lending - beware if you're buying or refinancing your home; don't become a victim of unfair lending practices

Buying a Home

Homeownership Assistance: Illinois - resources and programs to help you buy and maintain your home

HUD Homes for Sale - Search for a HUD home to purchase at the HUD HomeStore

Homes for Sale - Several federal agencies have properties to sell

Homeownership vouchers - Some public housing agencies can help you become a homeowner through the Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program. Contact your local public housing agency to find out if they are participating in the homeownership program.

Owning and Maintaining Your Home

Home repairs - money for home improvements and repairs

Avoid foreclosure - don't lose your home

Help with your utility bills

Other Illinois Resources

Housing resources for seniors

Legal assistance

Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) - Disaster relief and emergency assistance

Health and environmental information - safeguard your home and family

USDA Rural Development Housing Programs

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

IL Housing Search Housing Resources

Skills Training and Job Counseling