North West Housing Partnership – Illinois Affordable Housing Agency


North West Housing Partnership

Established in 1990, the North West Housing Partnership (NWHP) is dedicated to creating and implementing programs to promote economically diverse housing.

Through a fiscally responsible and multi-faceted approach North West Housing Partnership promotes public and private partnerships that create and preserve cost-effective quality housing for low to moderate income residents and workers through housing development and renovation, education and advocacy.

North West Housing Partnership provides a number of programs and services that are highlighted throughout this website from home rehabilitation, homes for sale to  handyman for seniors, home repair for seniors and disabled, and affordable housing for seniors and families.


Rehabilitation and handyman programs


Home Buyer Workshops and Seminars


Affordable Housing and Senior Housing

Programs For Homeowners and New Home Buyers

For further information on each program click on the title and/or contact Michelle Hill for an application. Each program has specific income qualifications and guidelines.

Owner-Occupied Single Family Rehabilitation
This program helps homeowners correct code violations and address long overdue repairs that affect the health and safety of residents and their families. The Owner-Occupied Single Family Rehabilitation program is in cooperation with the communities of Des Plaines,  Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg.

Suburban Cook County Residential Resilience Program
This program is being administered by the Cook County Department of Planning and Development within the Bureau of Economic Development. The program will assist income-qualified owners of single through 4 unit homes who reside in suburban Cook County with a one-time monetary grant to assist with flood remediation and mitigation. Residents are required to show evidence of damage incurred  from the April/May 2013 flood. North West Housing Partnership is administering this program for all suburban Cook County communities west and north of 39th Street. Click on the link to see a copy of the program application and frequently asked questions.  If you or family members reside south of this area in Cook County, please contact NHS at  773.329.4175. NWHP is accepting applications for new contractors interested in this program. Please see the Qualifications Information for further details.

North West Housing Partnership (NWHP) Single Family Rehab Program
NWHP acquires homes in Bellwood, Maywood, Berwyn, Forest Park and Oak Park to rehab and then sell affordably to qualified homebuyers. These qualified buyers also will receive $10,000 in down payment or closing cost assistance. In addition, North West Housing Partnership buys, rehabs and sells homes throughout the northwest suburbs. See the Homes for Sale section for homes that are for sale or will be soon.

Affordable Rental Housing for Seniors 55+

NWHP has developed in partnership with several developers, affordable and market rate rental housing in several communities in the North West suburbs of Chicago. Visit our affordable developments page for additional information on past, current or new projects.


handymanHandyman Program for Seniors

NWHP has a “Handyman Program” for those who are 65 years and older and people with disabilities who are 18 or over and in need of simple repairs to their home. This program is provided by the Northwest Suburban Housing Collaborative representing the communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mt. Prospect, Palatine and Rolling Meadows. There is also a special home modification program with grants of up to $1,500. Restrictions apply. The Programs page has the Handyman Program Guidelines, Resource Guide, and Income Scale for the Handyman Cost.



NWHP brings together resources to create balanced housing opportunities.

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