Chicago Housing Authority: The CHA is the largest owner of rental housing in the city of Chicago, providing homes to more than 50,000 families and individuals, while supporting healthy communities in neighborhoods all across the city. CHA has more than 9,200 apartments in buildings designated for seniors and over 11,400 units in family and other housing types. It also oversees the administration of 37,000 Housing Choice vouchers that allow low-income families to rent in the private market. CHA housing includes senior, family, scattered site, and mixed-income properties.
Mercy Housing: Mercy Housing is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit affordable housing organizations, building new developments and acquire and rehabilitate existing housing. Mercy Housing is redefining affordable housing by creating a stable foundation where residents can explore their potential, supported by practical resident programs such as health classes, financial education, employment initiatives, parenting and after-school programs for children. Housing locations in Illinois can be found here.