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CEDA offers a variety of services to low-income families and individuals in need. We believe in providing essential services, self-sufficiency programs, and advocating for social justice to end poverty.


We at CEDA continue to follow the rapidly changing developments with COVID-19.  As information continues to evolve, we are committed to taking preventive measures to reduce the risk to our communities while providing the essential services you depend on.Services are have been MODIFIED with the public effective Thursday, March 19, 2020. 

Energy Assistance

Assistance for income eligible households with their heating and cooling energy costs through LIHEAP, ComEd Residential Special Hardship, and Peoples Gas Share the Warmth grants.

Home Weatherization

Long-term home repair solutions to reduce energy costs and make homes more energy efficient.

Family Support and Community Engagement

Through case management and a range of services, our program helps stabilize and support Suburban Cook County families and individuals on a path to self-sufficiency.

Women, Infants & Children

Food, education and support for pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women, infants, and children under age five.

Housing Services

Comprehensive housing counseling services providing information, education and advice to homebuyers, homeowners, renters and the homeless.

Our Blog

ENGAGE Harvey!

  The Cook County city of Harvey, IL, founded in 1889, was once seen as the central hub of the south suburbs. Its growth and popularity lies in the benefits of blue-collar work opportunities from local factories and a growing downtown business district to support the city’s residents. Like many...

Client Spotlight: Meet Allan

Meet Allan! Allan has recently received our assistance from our weatherization program! CEDA staff visited Allan in his home after all of the work was done to discuss the program, how he learned it about it and the ways it has helped him since. Watch this short video from the...

CEDA in the Neighborhood

The unique effects of the famous Chicago Fire and it’s formerly stated “fire limits’ are what drove out the city’s first wave of working-class homeowners to what we now refer to as the suburbs. One of the oldest suburbs west of the city is the Town of Cicero, IL. The...