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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

IL housing search

This free online service created by several State housing agencies allows searches for rental housing using a wide variety of criteria and special mapping features, lists detailed information about each unit and provides links to housing resources. Includes helpful tools for renters like an affordability calculator, a rental checklist and information about renter’s rights and responsibilities.

Metropolitan Tenants Organization

The Metropolitan Tenants Organization educates, organizes and empowers tenants to have a voice in the decisions that affect the affordability and availability of decent and safe housing. Their website offers FAQ’s on a variety of landlord/tenant issues, they run a healthy homes programs and are involved in related legislation.

The Illinois Development Housing Authority

An extensive website offering a Housing Search Locator for rental properties as well as information on home buying, loans and mortgages

Legal Resources

Illinois Pro Bono

This site provides access to free legal services and offers a video library of films on attending housing court, information about your legal rights and responsibilities, referrals to free and low cost legal aid offices and forms and instructions for representing yourself.

Roommate Services

Chicago Reader

The classified section of this alternative weekly newspaper contains roommate and apartment listings.

Subsidized/Affordable Housing

Chicago Housing Authority

The Section 8 Housing Choice voucher is a government subsidized housing assistance program for low-income families or individuals.

Temporary Housing

Check this site if you are looking for temporary housing in Chicago and its suburbs.

Tenants' Rights

Illinois Tenants Union

This site serves those who rent apartment, condos or houses in the City of Chicago, Cook County or elsewhere in the suburban metropolitan area.