Other Tenant Resources


The following is a list of entities that may also be able to help find an affordable rental apartment in Illinois:

Agency Phone Number
Chicago Housing Authority (General 312-742-8500
Chicago Housing Authority Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) 312-935-2600
Chicago Housing Authority Choice Voucher Fraud Hotline 1-800-533-0441
Chicago Department of Community Development 311
(if calling from Chicago)
Spanish Coalition for Housing 773-276-7633
Cook County Housing Authority 312-663-5447
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Chicago Office 312-353-6236

Other State Agencies

These State of Illinois agencies also offer housing-related services:

Agency Phone Number
Department on Aging 312-814-2914
Department of Children and Family Services 1-800-252-2873
Department of Human Rights (Charges and Complaints) 312-814-6200
Department of Human Services (Office of Rehabilitation Services 312-814-2934
State of Illinois (General Information 312-814-3500

Emergency Shelters

Agency Phone Number
American Red Cross 312-729-6100
Salvation Army 773-725-1100
Shelter Hotline 1-800-654-8595

Legal Assistance

Agency Phone Number
Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing 312-347-7600
Chicago Bar Association Referral Service 312-554-2001
Legal Assistance Foundation 312-341-1070
Tenants Rights 773-292-4988
The Chicago Rents Right Program Hotline 312-742-7368