Employment Resources

Helpful Phone Numbers

  • Non-Emergency issues: 311
  • City of Chicago Department of Health: (312) 747-9884
  • City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services: (312) 743-0300
  • City of Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation: (312) 744-4611
  • City of Chicago Department of Transport: (312) 744-3600
  • Chicago Housing Authority: (312) 742-8500
  • Suburban Cook County Homelessness Prevention Call Center: (877) 426-6515

Housing Resources

  • Find the Housing Authority of Cook County here.
  • Find the Chicago Housing Authority here.
  • Access the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) here. The HCV Program provides rental assistance to help low income persons afford decent and safe rental housing.
  • La Casa Norte
  • Heartland Alliance offers multiple housing resources, including:
  • La Casa Student Housing, an arm of Resurrection Project, provides subsidized off-campus housing for students in Pilsen. The housing has an on-site resource center. Learn more about the qualifications and application process here.
    • Contact: Angela Crawford Neven, Outreach Representative
  • The Resurrection Project offers affordable housing in the neighborhoods listed below. Find the application to apply for the apartments here.
    • Pilsen
    • Back of the Yards
    • Little Village

General Welfare and Community Resources

Healthcare

  • Find the Chicago Department of Public Health here.
  • Heartland Alliance offers multiple healthcare resources, including:
    • Health Care for the Homeless, which is a clinic in Uptown that provides primary medical care, urgent oral care, referrals for mental health care, referrals for substance use treatment, and case management for homeless people.
    • Healthy Places program for residents of Englewood or West Englewood only. They offer referrals to breastfeeding classes and trainings on Neighborhood Walkability Assessments.
  • Use BenefitsCheckUp to help find ways you can save money on your healthcare expenses.
  • The Metropolitan Family Services offer a host of well-being services, including:
    • psychiatric evaluation
    • case management and crisis intervention to help children and adults with chronic mental illnesses recover and be productive
    • assistance for older adults and their caregivers to meet the unique concerns of this stage of life
    • compassionate violence prevention programs
    • specialized veterans' services for returning soldiers and their families

Financial Resources

Taxes

  • Access the Cook County Treasurer's Office here.
  • Apply for property tax relief for military personnel here.
  • Find Illinois tax forms here.

Voting Information

  • Find upcoming election information on the Illinois State Board of Elections website here.
  • Verify your voter registration and confirm your polling place here.

Academic Resources

Legal Services

  • The Legal Aid Society at the Metropolitan Family Services aims to protect and strengthen families by providing equal access to justice for our most vulnerable citizens, including those who are impoverished, the elderly, and victims of domestic violence.
  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid offers legal support for individuals who live in the city of Chicago with a household income less than 150% of the federal poverty guidelines and have a legal problem in one of the following areas:
    • Housing
    • Criminal Records
    • Criminal Defense
    • Family 
  • LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation) provides free civil legal services to people living in poverty (at or below 150% of the federal poverty level) in Cook County. The five main areas of law they provide services in are:
    • Children and Families
    • Consumer
    • Housing
    • Immigrants and Workers' Rights
    • Public Benefits
    • Contact: Adela Carlin, Director of Community Engagement

Childcare and Family Services