Housing Opportunity Mutual Aid Equity (HOME) Fund
HCP's HOME Fund provides critical financial support to our clients so they can secure housing and thrive in the safe, healthy neighborhood of their choice.
Where we grow up determines everything from the type of education we receive to our life expectancy, but not all communities have been afforded the same resources, and not everyone has had an equal chance to live in the community of their choice.
Until all communities offer an equitable level of resources that support physical, mental, and financial well-being, HCP’s programs will center on expanding housing choice and ensuring families with low incomes have the opportunity to thrive in communities with low crime rates, well-performing schools, safe and healthy environments that support emotional and physical wellbeing, and that offer access to fresh foods, transportation, and employment opportunities.
Additional financial support can have an incredible impact in helping families stabilize in a new community. The HOME Fund helps families offset essential moving costs like truck rentals and security deposits, while also providing critical support to ensure they can continue to pay utilities, access healthy food, and remain in their new homes. Through the HOME Fund, we hope to provide grants to as many of our clients as possible.
To donate, simply click the button below and choose the HOME Fund from the dropdown menu.
May 2020: The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund – a collaboration between the City of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust, and United Way of Metro Chicago – has generously contributed $25,000 to the HCP HOME Fund. In HCP’s 25th Anniversary Year, we hope that you will join our collective effort by donating to grow the fund by an additional $25,000, enabling us to support at least 100 low-income families in the coming months.
HOME Fund Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to receive financial assistance through HCP's HOME Fund?
Any household that is currently enrolled in one of HCP's mobility counseling programs, is a tenant in an HCP-subsidized apartment through the Rental Housing Support Program, or that is a current partner of HCP's through the Housing Choice Voucher Working Group.
How much can I receive?
Each household is eligible to receive up to $500.
How can I apply to receive funds?
Because funds are so limited, HCP is only able at this time to assist those that we invite to apply. As more funds become available, additional clients will be contacted starting with the most recently-enrolled clients.
I was a client of HCP's long ago but need assistance. Where can I go for help?
Housing Choice Partners has begun compiling a list of resources at this link.
If you have additional questions or need additional resources, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.