Housing Choice Partners works to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and promote racial and economic diversity in housing.
Housing Choice Partners
Where we grow up has a direct impact on our lives, including our health, educational opportunities, and potential for economic advancement. However, due to racial and economic discrimination over time, not every community has been afforded the same resources, and not everyone has had an equal opportunity to live in the community of their choice.
Housing Choice Partners' goal is to expand the range of housing choices for families with low incomes so that no neighborhood feels "out of reach". We provide information, resources, and one-on-one support to those who are interested in renting in well-resourced, opportunity-rich neighborhoods throughout the Chicago and Cook County region.
Known as"housing mobility", HCP's programs are rooted in the belief that all residents, regardless of race, disability, economic situation, or any other characteristic, should have a chance to live in a safe, healthy neighborhood, provide their children with quality educational and future employment opportunities, and work towards reducing the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
Until all communities are well-resourced and provide the same opportunities, Housing Choice Partners will work to ensure that all families have a choice and the ability to live in a neighborhood where they can thrive.
Rental Housing Support Program
Funded through the State of Illinois, we administer the Rental Housing Support Programs and the Re-Entry Pilot Program for suburban Cook County. We currently work with over 90 landlords, families, and formerly incarcerated individuals with extremely low incomes throughout the area.
We are a lead partner in the nationwide consulting group, Mobility Works, which provides consulting services for public housing Authorities, nonprofits, municipalities, and others that are looking to implement mobility counseling and fair housing-related programs, and conduct assessments of fair housing issues in their jurisdictions.
Fair Housing Advocacy & Research
We work with state, local, and federal partners to advocate for new or improved fair housing policy that centers on racial and economic equity. We provide education and outreach through HUD's Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to individuals who have experienced housing discrimination. We take part in research to build evidence for best practices in mobility counseling programming and inform policy initiatives.
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