CPS Teacher Housing: Rental Housing
Teachers hired by CPS on or after November 20, 1996, are required to comply with
If you know the school at which you'll be teaching, check our
Partners by School page to view a list of our partners nearby your
school! See our area descriptions or review each
Chicago community by name and location from among Chicago's 77 official communities.
To find housing, first check out the Road Map to Rental Housing (below), link
directly to our Premier Partners, organized
by city "sides", or check out our
2007 list of Rental Partner locations.
Road Map to Rental Housing
A step by step process for finding the right apartment for you.
Create a Budget
- Before you can rent an apartment, you need to have an idea of how much you
can afford. It is usually recommended that your rent not exceed 1/3 of your
monthly gross income. When you determine your price range, consider outstanding
expenses (car note, loans) and factor in the cost of a security deposit,
parking fees, and utility bills.
Know What You Want
- It's important to know which type of features you must have in your apartment
and which features you can live without. Some things to consider:
Number of bedrooms/bathrooms
Amount of closet space
Type of security
Carpet or hardwood floors
Proximity to work or natural recreational areas, like Chicago's many wonderful
parks or Lake Michigan!
- If you're interested in taking advantage of the discounts and incentives our
Premier Partners have to offer, contact the property manager on our Premier
Partner page to schedule an appointment. Be sure to identify yourself as a
Chicago public school teacher. If you are not able to find what you are looking
for through our Premier Partners, check out the other apartment-finder sources
to conduct your online search.
Sign the Lease
- Once you have found the right place for you, it's time to make the deal
official. However, before you sign a lease, make sure you understand your
tenant rights and responsibilities as well as what you should expect
from your landlord.
Move In and Get
- You've signed the deal on the dotted line and now it's time to settle into
your new home. See our links page for related websites
on utilities, transportation, and so forth.
» PROCEED TO RENTAL HOUSING PREMIER PARTNERS
» PROCEED TO SEARCH FOR PARTNERS NEAR YOUR SCHOOL
» PROCEED TO OTHER RENTAL RESOURCES