Foreclosure Prevention Services

If you are struggling to pay your mortgage or are in the foreclosure process, HomeStart’s one-on-one advising can help you understand your options

Homebuyer Coaching

Meet one-on-one with an advisor to get prepared to take out a home loan, assess your mortgage readiness, review your mortgage options, and more!

Financial Workshops

Building and strengthen your financial wellness at our four core Financial Empowerment Workshops! We’ll cover financial goal setting, budgeting, credit, savings, and more!

Getting Started

Complete your intake, schedule one-on-one advising, and register for workshops all from your online account! If you have completed Framework or eHome please do not create an account, please contact our office at 815-962-2011.

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Rent Assistance Application is Open!

The Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) opened on May 17, and will be open to landlords through June 7 and for tenants through June 14.  The landlord must initiate the application and complete sections 1 and 2.  The tenant will be email when that is completed so they can finish section 2.

For more information on how to qualify, click here to go to the ILRPP website.  HomeStart has posted Frequently Asked Questions on our website, so click here to read through those.

To begin your application, https://ilrpp.ihda.org/.