Affordable Housing Website Launched – Upcoming Event on Affordable Housing

Today, the Bureau of Economic Development rolled out their new website geared towards affordable housing in Cook County, IL.

Highlights of the website include the work of the Department of Planning and Development and their work with the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)  and HOME Programs.  The website outlines guidelines for homeowners, income requirements, housing counseling centers and frequently asked questions.

A section is specifically geared towards homes for sale under the NSP Program in suburban Cook County.  It is broken down by neighborhoods and gives information on realtors and lenders.

This new website will be updated as new information comes to us.  Please bookmark it at: http://blog.cookcountyil.gov/affordablehousing/
You may also find the website linked to the Bureau of Economic Development at: www.cookcountyil.gov/economicdevelopment.  It is part of the section dedicated to Planning and Development in Cook County.

 

We also want to tell you about an upcoming event on affordable housing:

The CityLIFT (Let’s Invest for Tomorrow) Program invests in the future by supporting sustainable homeownership and neighborhood stability.  A collaborative effort sponsored by Wells Fargo,  NeighborWorks America and NHS of Chicago, the program offers:     • Down payment assistance for qualified buyers of $15,000• Free financial education to help buyers prepare for homeownership• One-on-one counseling to address any barriers to homeownership
THE PROGRAM LAUNCH EVENT

Date: October 26 – 27, 2012   Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Location: McCormick Place, Hall F2,   2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616

Free parking available in Lot A (will receive a validation voucher at the event).

 
Registration: To learn more about program requirements and to register for the event at McCormick Place, go to:   www.wellsfargo.com/citylift   or call   866-802-0456   Mon-Fri  8 am to 5 pm CST  / Spanish  866-858-2151

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