Renter Assistance Programs
Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)
The DuPage Housing Authority offers a housing choice voucher program that is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. For more information please visit the DuPage Housing Authority website or contact them directly at 630-690-3555.
Housing and Rental Assistance
Income-eligible households may receive limited financial assistance with their mortgage or rent. For more information please visit the DuPage County Community Services website or contact them directly at 630-407-6500.
Illinois Department of Human Rights Fair Housing Division
The Illinois Department of Human Rights takes and investigates charges of discrimination involving real estate transactions (rentals, sales, and other transactions) involving residential and commercial real property. The Department also conducts education and outreach activities for home seekers, landlords, property owners, advertisers, and community organizations. In pursuing these activities, the Department works in partnership with other governmental entities and private organizations. For more information please visit the Illinois Department of Human Rights website or contact them directly at 312-814-6200.
Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and the presence of children. For more information visit the US Department of Justice website or contact the Civil Rights Division at 202-514-4609.