Financial Coaching

If you’re looking to improve your finances, a HomeStart advisor is here to work with you. We offer one-on-one coaching to ensure you are equipped with the tools to be in control of your finances and achieve your financial goals, including building your credit, building a budget, preparing to save for your future, and more!

How to Get Started:

  1. Click Create Your Account. When creating an account, check the “I want to work one-on-one with an adviser to learn the proper tools to achieve financial freedom” option under the Financial Empowerment dropdown box.
  2. Confirm your account in your email and create a password.
  3. Complete your Dashboard and schedule your 15 minute Welcome to HomeStart phone appointment to learn about the next steps in the intake process!

If you have any questions about creating an account, please call our office at 815-962-2011.

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

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.

Starting at 9:00am on September 15, 2021, there will be an open application for rent assistance for anyone who is in a court eviction proceeding and can provide eviction court documentation. 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

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