Housing & Grants Division

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The City engages in a number of strategies to maintain and enhance a wide range of housing choices for both renters and buyers. A number of programs are designed to promote housing that is affordable for low, moderate and middle income households. Using federal and local funds, the City has provided financing for acquisition, new construction and rehabilitation of rental and owner-occupied housing.

Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

The City of Evanston and Open Communities have joined forces to expand one-on-one foreclosure prevention counseling and education to Evanston residents.

Tenant & Landlord Resources

The City of Evanston and Open Communities have joined forces to expand training and education to Evanston tenants and landlords. Residents with tenant or landlord questions should contact Open Communities or come to open office hours at the Civic Center and the Levy Center. 

Office Hours and Locations:

First Thursday of the month: Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., 9:00am-12:00pm
All other Thursdays of the month: Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.,  9:00am-12:00pm

Rental Inspection Program
Rental Registration

Affordable Housing & Homeless Resources

A comprehensive contacts list of local housing options and agencies that provide affordable housing, public housing and housing for seniors and those with special needs.

Rehab Loans

Housing, Homelessness & Human Relations Commission

The goal of Housing, Homelessness and Human Relations Commission is to protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents, the City Council establishes a Housing, Homelessness, and Human Relations Commission ("Commission") to provide for the planning, expansion, maintenance, conservation and rehabilitation of Evanston's housing stock and to be responsive to needs for change in housing related matters to the end of maintaining a diverse residential environment and to conserve property values within the community and to combat homelessness.