Affordable Housing Resources

If you’re looking for affordable housing, the lists and websites provided below may be a good place to start. Click a section below to learn more about each resource.

Please keep in mind: in the City of Chicago — and across the nation — there is a great demand for affordable housing. And while the demand is great, the number of available units is limited.

Note: If you’re currently living in a unit that participates in the Trust Fund’s Rental Subsidy Program, and are experiencing issues with your unit, please contact your property manager directly to resolve the issue.

Trust Fund Properties

There are approximately 600 Rental Subsidy Program properties that participate in our program. The subsidy is tied to the unit, as we are a “property-based program”.  

Please know that, due to the high need, there are few vacancies in Trust Funded units. Also, there are income and other requirements you must meet in order to live in a property that participates in the Trust Fund’s Rental Subsidy Program. Read about income limits.

If you meet the income requirements and are interested in a property that you see listed in this report, you should:

  1. Visit that property in person
  2. Contact the property manager and ask, “Do you have a vacant Trust Funded unit?”   If none, ask the property manager if there is a waiting list.   (Please understand, the Trust Fund is unable to fund new subsidies, you would be seeking a unit where the previous household moved out.)
  3. If there are vacancies, you will apply directly to the building and complete any applications required by the property — for example, income verification forms.

When you are a tenant in a property that participates in the Trust Fund’s RSP, your relationship is with the building and the property manager, not the Trust Fund.