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Housing Services

CEDA’s Housing Program—funded by local, state, and federal organizations and partners—is a comprehensive housing counseling program focused on helping families remain in or obtain affordable housing.

CEDA works collectively with lenders to work out payment plans for those seeking mortgage delinquency assistance.  The Housing Program also works with over 100 landlords throughout suburban Cook County to place extremely low income families in temporary and affordable housing.   Each year CEDA provides counseling services to over 1,500 families and individuals.

All families and individuals are eligible for personalized counseling services. A housing counselor will be assigned to each household to help assess client situation and determine housing services need.  Short-term rental assistance may be provided, pending funding availability and client eligibility.

Homeowner Services

  • Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network

    1-855-KEEP-411 (Toll Free)

    The Network is a FREE one-stop resource to connect homeowners with important tools, including access to: counseling services, foreclosure prevention events, legal advice, tips on how to avoid mortgage fraud, mortgage assistance programs and other resources for homeowners

  • Illinois Foreclosure Prevention and Cook County Mediation Programs

    CEDA IFP and Mediation Programs are designed to assist families and individuals that are delinquent in or in default of losing their homes. The goal is to help the homeowner reach a dignified exit. A CEDA housing counselor will work closely with the legal department and/or lender and servicer for a payment plan to remain in the house or help them obtain other housing opportunities.
  • Revitalizing Neighborhoods/Building Blocks Pilot Program and Neighborhood Stabilization Program for Homebuyers

    CEDA Building Blocks Program is designed to help stabilize communities struggling with the foreclosure crisis by working with families and individuals interested in purchasing newly rehabbed housing in the areas of Belleville, Berwyn, Blue Island, Champaign, Chicago Heights, Cicero, Crest Hill, Joliet, Lockport, Lynwood, Melrose Park, Maywood, Park Forest, Peoria, Riverdale, and South Holland.

    Special restrictions apply for both, Building Blocks and Neighborhood Stabilization Programs.

Renter/Homeless Prevention

  • Transitional Housing for Homeless Individuals and Families

    CEDA Transitional Housing Program is designed to develop supportive housing and services that will allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. The assistance of the supportive services is to help them to achieve residential stability, increase their skill and/or incomes, and obtain greater self-determination (i.e., more influences over decisions that affect their lives).

    Interested homeless families and individuals must be willing to move to west and northwest suburban Cook County and meet other program compliances.

  • Transitional Housing for Honorably Discharged Veterans

    CEDA Transitional Housing Program is designed to develop supportive housing and services to honorably discharged, homeless veterans. This program is designed to improve the lives of men that have served our country, but is in need of direct housing and services that can assist them in transitioning back into self-sufficiency. The assistance of the supportive services is to help them to achieve residential stability, increase their skill and/or incomes, and obtain greater self-determination (i.e., more influences over decisions that affect their lives).

    Interested honorably, discharged Veterans must be willing to move to Chicago Heights, IL and meet other program compliances.

Regional Community Service Centers and Partnership Sites

North Suburbs

Village of Skokie
5120 Galitz
Skokie, IL 60077

West Suburbs

6141 West Roosevelt Road
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (708) 222-3824

Village of Melrose Park
900 N. 25th Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Phone: (312) 795-8962

South Suburbs

1215 West End Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone: (312) 795-8962

53 East 154th Street
Harvey, IL 60411
Phone: (708) 339-3610

For additional information contact CEDA Toll-free: (800) 571-CEDA (2332)