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.

Tenant & Landlord Resources

The City of Evanston has issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for landlord-tenant services. If you or your organization are interested in applying, please note the following key dates:

  1. RFA issued: June 28, 2018
  2. Non- mandatory Pre-Application Conference: July 12, 2018, 3 p.m., Morton Civic Center (Room 2402)
  3. Last Day to submit questions: July 18, 2018
  4. Application Submission Due Date: July 31, 2018
  5. City Council Award of Contract: September 24, 2018
  6. Contract Effective: October 1, 2018 

For applicants: RFA Questions and Answers and a Word version of Exhibit A - Fee Schedule.

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 Commission

In order to protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents, the City Council establishes  a Housing and Homelessness Commission ("Commission") to provide for the planning, expansion, maintenance, conservation and rehabilitation of Evanston's housing stock. The Commission shall also work to maintain and expand affordable housing for Evanston's low, moderate, and middle income residents. The Commission will be responsive to needs for change in housing related matters to maintain a diverse residential environment throughout the community and to combat homelessness. The Commission will provide recommendations on funding and policies to carry out City Council priorities related to housing and homelessness.