About Us

Mission: HomeStart is committed to creating vibrant, healthy communities in Northern Illinois by connecting people and families to beneficial, affordable housing resources and by leading community-based solutions to local challenges.

With offices in Freeport and Rockford, we serve a 10-county region in Northern Illinois, including Boone, Carroll, DeKalb, Jo Daviess, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago, and Whiteside counties.

We know homeownership and foreclosure concerns can be overwhelming, that’s why HomeStart focuses on helping people achieve successful, sustainable homeownership through one-on-one counseling and group education. Whether it’s helping a family buy their first home or helping a family save their home from foreclosure, HomeStart is there for the people we serve.

HomeStart does not tolerate any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information or any other protected status.

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