Our Mission

Mission: HomeStart is committed to leading neighborhood-based solutions, connecting people to housing resources that lead to equitable communities and financial empowerment.

our mission houseWith 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.

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