Empowering Chicagoland

We will keep our essential services available to people in crisis and will be helping residents and neighbors who are unable to meet their basic needs.

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CEDA offers a variety of services to low-income families and individuals throughout the Chicagoland area

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Unite Us Convening Partner

Unite Us is a coordinated care network of health and social service providers, bringing cross-sector partners together to address people’s social needs and improve health outcomes across communities in Illinois.

You can join this network of organizations ready to help our neighbors improve their quality of life.

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What We Do


We offer individuals a range of services and support they need to change their lives.

Energy Services
Family Support and Community Engagement
Housing Services
Home Weatherization
Women, Infants & Children

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Cook County and CEDA Announce Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

(COOK COUNTY, IL) - Today, the Office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA) announced a new program to assist low-income residents with water utility bills. Funded with dollars provided by the American Rescue Plan Act, the Low-income Household...

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May is Community Action Month

May is National Community Action Month (NCAM)! Community Acton Agencies has been a central pivotal force in eradicating poverty for low-income families and individuals for over 50 years. Community Action embraces the obligation to ensure that the barriers of structural racism, gender inequalities, and other inequities are addressed. Especially during...

Special Edition: Spring 2021 Update

Our CEDA Family is laser-focused on ending poverty in Chicagoland and building thriving communities together. CEDA has provided basic needs for our neighbors for over 50 years – needs such as keeping their electric, gas, and water utilities on, supporting moms and babies, maintaining or finding homes, and working hand-in-hand to...

Our Partners in Service

In addition to hundreds of local partner intake sites these are a few of our partners.

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