What We Do

Housing Services


of suburban renters spend are more than 30% of their income on housing.


are paying more than half their households income on housing.


affordable housing units needed to fill the gap between the supply and demand of affordable housing suburban Cook County.

Our Work

CEDA delivers a free comprehensive counseling services to homebuyers, home owners, very-low moderate income renters and the homeless throughout Cook County.  We work to educate, inform, assess, listen and find creative ways to empower families and individuals and ensure that everyone has a safe and stable place to call home.  We utilize effective models based on our direct service expertise as a community service provider.

Two men sit across the table from one another having a serious discussion.

Our Housing Programs

  • Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans
  • Home Buying / Pre-Purchasing Counseling
  • Rental Housing Support Program
  • Rental Counseling
  • Financial Management Counseling
  • Mortgage Delinquency and Default Counseling

Our Impact

in program year 2018


placed in permanent housing


homeless vets placed in transitional housing


Clients Served


funds in mortgage assistance

Find out more on how we are fighting to end poverty

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