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CPS Teacher Housing: Home Buying

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  Chicago Community Land Trust ( ) Contact: at (no email listed) for availability.

  Neighborhood Housing Services ( )

Purchase A Newly Rehabbed Home!

The Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago's (NHS) Redevelopment Corporation is offering affordably-priced rehabbed single-family homes to CPS teachers in advance of public marketing. This NHS "NeighborHome" program can give you a "first look" at great affordable locations! Click on the pdf file below to view the list now. Happy house hunting!

If you've already registered on the Teacher Housing website with an interest in "homeownership," we will automatically send you a notice each time the list of NeighborHome properties is updated. This is the best way for you to have a chance to buy one of these great properties before they go to public marketing! For more information contact.

NHS List (pdf file)

Contact: Neighborhood Housing Services at (773) 568-1020 (no email listed) for availability.

  Rogers Park Community Development Corporation ( )

The Northside Community Development Corporation (NCDC) offers free homebuyer education classes to CPS employees interested in home ownership! The mission of the NCDC is to foster community development and to create and preserve affordable and diverse housing opportunities in Chicago through education, training, advocacy and development. Contact RPCDC today at 773-262-2290 to sign up for a homeownership education session.

The Teacher Homebuyer Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications.  If you received a forgivable loan through the program and require assistance with payoffs, releases, or subordination agreements you may contact contact Vyckie Kranz at 773-262-2290 ext. 14.

Contact: Vyckie Kranz at 773-262-2290 ext. 14 ( for availability.

  The Steans Family Foundation ( )

Offers a $5,000 loan (forgivable over 5 years) towards the purchase of a primary residence to anyone who works for either a school or a non-profit organization within the North Lawndale community. The boundaries of North Lawndale are: Western Avenue (East); Eisenhower Expressway (North), City of Chicago limits (West), and Cermak Road - 22nd Street (South).

Contact: Wendy Harvell at 312-467-5900 x. 531 (no email listed) for availability.