Tenants with Housing Choice Vouchers: Did you know that the housing authority may pay a higher rent level to allow you to move to areas with greater economic and educational opportunities? If you are interested in using your voucher in one of these neighborhoods, called "Mobility Areas," Housing Choice Partners will be there to assist you every step of the way.

Mobility Areas within the City of Chicago are community areas that have less than 20% poverty and lower than average reports of violent crime. Some areas with improving poverty and crime rates that offer job opportunities are included as well.

Where are Mobility Areas?

(Scroll to bottom of the CHA page. Enter an address. Areas in orange are Mobility Areas.)

What are the benefits of living in Mobility Areas?
  • Mobility Areas offer schools with superior performance in which anywhere from 57% to 94% of students meet or exceed state standards.

  • Mobility Areas have significantly less crime than traditional areas.

  • Mobility Areas offer a greater number of jobs. Often more than twice as many job opportunities exist in Mobility Areas than in Traditional Areas.

  • Children who grow up in Mobility Area earn 31% more than their parents.

  • Children in Mobility Areas enjoy better emotional and physical health, including lower rates of obesity and depression.

  • Often Opportunity Areas have greater public transportation options.

  • Mobility Areas offer easier access to healthy food.

Interactive Mobility Area Map:

  • School Boundaries and Ratings

  • Community Characteristics

  • Transportation

  • Resources

Click the Map Icon 

To Begin!

What does the Mobility Counseling Program offer you?
  • Assistance in locating community resources and enrolling children in school

  • Community tours and unit search assistance

  • Up to $500 to be used toward a security deposit or move-in fee

  • Support and mediation of any problems during leasing, move-in, or afterward

What if you are being discriminated against for using a Housing Choice Voucher?

​It is illegal for a landlord to discriminate against an applicant because that applicant will be using a Housing Choice Voucher to help pay their rent.

What is a Mobility Area?

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