FOR OWNERS & BUYERS freely. LIVE Resources & events We provide free or low-cost advice on buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues or reverse mortgages. Programs and resources for owners and buyers including, affordable housing, repairs, ordinances, and tax incentives. Events, workshops local housing resources, programs, development incentives, lending information, and data and plans. Housing Counseling Services


FS LIVE & COMMUNITY  is a resource center focusing on meeting the needs of Chicago’s far south side and south suburban Cook County. We help strengthen existing community services and create new ways to help you live a healthier, richer life.

In partnership with Genesis Housing Services, we can help with:

  • Buying A Home
  • Selling A Home
  • Debt Counseling
  • Utilities and more…

Let’s connect over the phone or via video conference!



State of Illinois Rental Assistance Application
Don’t submit an incomplete application! Get free counselor assistance with your application by visiting


City of Chicago Rental Assistance Application- COMING SOON!


Cook County Rental Assistance Application- CLOSED


Housing counseling, CBA Energy Savers, Safety Officers Grant & Community Connections Home Buyer Assistance






Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP)

The Micro Market Recovery Program is a community revitalization initiative that focuses on small geographic areas to help mitigate the effects of the foreclosure crisis.

In each MMRP area, the City is working with sister agencies and the following community partners: Austin Coming Together, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, Garfield Park Community Council, Southwest Organizing Project, The Resurrection Project, Greater Chatham Initiative, Englewood Neighborhood Housing Services, Far Southside Community Development Corporation, Logan Square Neighborhood Association and West Humboldt Neighborhood Housing Services.

The MMRP provides a multitude of resources designed to help stabilize communities.


Dear MMRP Community Partners,

As we all know, there has been great concern throughout our neighborhoods about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Even so, we want to continue to work hard and serve our neighborhoods during this crisis. Let’s continue to find new and creative ways to reach the people in our 10 neighborhoods. Please, share this information with your communities, families and all who are in search of additional resources.

Thank you


For up-to-date news on the City’s health, financial, food and housing resources, visit the “Latest Resources” page on the City of Chicago’s website.

Latest Guidance



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CHECK and make sure a property is within a MMRP target area HERE