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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Creating choice in housing, community in neighborhoods, and empowerment in personal finance throughout northern Illinois.

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Looking for Rental Assistance?

Several agencies registered with the Illinois Department of Human Services can help. To find a provider working in your county, click here.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority will reopen the Illinois Rental Payment Program on Monday, Dec. 6 instead of Monday, Nov. 8. While the date for the program reopening is delayed, money from this round will still be distributed to approved Illinoisans before the end of the year as originally scheduled. Applications will now be accepted from Monday, Dec. 6 through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 9 at illinoishousinghelp.org.To apply to this program, click here. If you need assistance with uploading your documents for this application, call our office at 815-962-2011 and we can help. For more information on who qualifies and what documentation is needed, go to www.ihda.org.

If you need assistance with rental counseling, call one of our offices:  815-962-2011 (Rockford) or 815-232-6187 (Freeport).