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Working with homeowners, potential homebuyers, tenants, and others seeking financial success and housing security

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing programs strengthen the entire community by enhancing the economic power and financial stability of community members. As a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, CASL specializes in providing housing and financial services and resources to teens and adults with multiple barriers–including new immigrants, individuals with low English language proficiency, and lack of resources. Everyone is welcome to seek assistance at CASL! Check the CASL Calendar for upcoming Housing and Financial workshops.

Pre-purchase Workshop/Counseling

    • Monthly Homebuyer workshops: HUD approval certificate will be issued at the end of the workshop
    • Homebuyer Counseling

Rental Workshop/Counseling

    • Apply for subsidized senior housing (usually seniors age 62+ years)
    • Apply for subsidized affordable housing (family/individual age 18+ years)
    • Rental Counseling: Provides counseling/assistance for IL Rental Assistance Funds if available
    • Referral Resources: Emergency Shelter, Legal Aid Assistance
    • Renters’ Rights: Prevent eviction, Tenant and Landlord Ordinance
    • Renters Workshops

Post-Purchase Workshop/Counseling

    • Annual Property Tax Appeals events for Cook County
    • Utilities Saving Workshops, utility assistance, and solar energy program
    • Apply for Property Tax Exemption
    • Small Repairs for 60+ seniors (homeowner or tenant): Repair/Replace, Doors, Repair/Replace Steps, Install Grab Bars/Trans/Benches/Hand-Held/Handrails/Shower/Safety Devices.

Financial Coaching and Credit Building

    • Bi-monthly Financial Workshops: Retirement planning, refinancing, banking, credit
    • Financial Coaching: Check credit report and credit score, analyze credit, establish credit from zero, maintain credit, and credit building

Foreclosure Prevention

    • Foreclosure Prevention Workshop
    • Mortgage Delinquency Counseling