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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.

Legal Resources

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

LAF is dedicated to helping those who cannot afford legal counsel navigate the legal system and understand and safeguard their rights as a step toward achieving economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.

National Fair Housing Alliance

NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education, outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, advocacy and enforcement.

Roommate Services

Chicago Reader

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

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Nationwide listings of low-rent properties in a searchable database.

Subsidized/Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Opportunities

Affordable rental listings for New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston

Chicago Housing Authority

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

Padmapper.com

Search listings on a map for rent, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and type of apartments (full leases, sublets, rooms or vacation); create alerts that match your search criteria.

Temporary Housing

TemporaryHousingChicago.com

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.

The Eviction Process and Legal Resources

Fair Housing Council

Covering the San Fernando Valley, the Fair Housing Council educates owners, landlords, tenants, managers, other housing industry professionals and government officials about rights, responsibilities and obligations under state and federal fair housing laws.

Housing Court Answers

Housing Court Answers is the best place to go for information about housing court for people without lawyers.

Housing Rights Center (HRC)

HRC actively supports and promotes freedom of residence through advocacy, education and litigation. Most housing rights questions can be answered and legal assistance is given when appropriate.

I Hate My Life

Despite its provocative title, this site is a comprehensive collection of resources for people facing homelessness or who are currently homeless including shelters, low-cost housing, medical clinics, job placement services and food banks.

Lawhelp.org

Find a lawyer based on zip code and topic.

Los Angeles Family Housing (LAFH)

LAFH is an organization in North Hollywood that refers families and individuals to on- or off-site emergency shelters, transitional living facilities and support for permanent affordable housing, as well as case management and food resources.

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