HomeStart | Northern Illinois

HomeStart’s housing counseling services are focused on helping people achieve successful, sustainable housing.  We do that through both one-on-one counseling sessions and group education.  Whether it’s helping a household improve their credit, buy their first home, or save their home from foreclosure, HomeStart is there for the people we serve.

Establishing and keeping good credit is essential to all the key purchases in our life, like a cell phone or a car, and plays a key role in our housing, whether you are renting or purchasing.  Our Financial Capabilities workshops and counseling provides you the opportunity to set your next financial goal, and get the coaching and tools you need to get there.

Purchasing that first home is the most important purchase someone will ever make. HomeStart helps by providing guidance, support and education all designed to make the home buying process a successful experience.  

When people are struggling to make their mortgage payments, or if they find themselves in a foreclosure situation, HomeStart is here to help.  We have a number of options that can be pursued, with the goal of saving the home.   

HomeStart also works with in a variety of ways to help with community improvement efforts.  We are currently working on a number of projects in Rockford and Freeport, all contributing to making our neighborhoods safer and stronger.