NWHP Programs

Owner-Occupied Single Family Rehabilitation

This program helps homeowners correct code violations and address long over-due repairs that affect the health or safety of their family. Improvements include basic structural repairs, roof, doors & windows, electrical, plumbing, heating and weatherization. Energy Star materials are required where applicable. Please download and complete the Home Repair Form to proceed.

City of Des Plaines
Home Repair Forgivable Loan
Maximum Loan Amount: $24,000
Eligibility Requirements:
(1) Low to Moderate Income Homeowners
(2) Reside in City of Des Plaines

City of Des Plaines
Minor Repair Forgivable Loan
Maximum Loan Amount: $8,000
Eligibility Requirements:
(1) Low to Moderate Income Homeowners
(2) Reside in City of Des Plaines

Village of Hoffman Estates
Single Family Rehab Silent Loan
Maximum Loan Amount: $25,000
Eligibility Requirements:
(1) Low to Moderate Income Homeowners
(2) Reside in Village of Hoffman Estates

handyman program


Single-Family Rehabilitation Program

North West Housing Partnership (NWHP) acquires homes in Bellwood, Berwyn, Forest Park, Maywood and Oak Park to rehab and affordably sell to qualified home buyers. Each potential buyer will work with the West Cook Housing Collaborative to be pre-qualified and to also receive $10,000 in down payment assistance. In addition, a buyer will need to attend housing counseling and receive a certificate. This can be done through NWHP or the West Cook Housing Collaborative. This program is provided in partnership with the IFF. For further information please contact Paula Bush via email or call (847) 969-0561. In addition to this program, NWHP buys foreclosed homes in various northwest suburban communities. They are then rehabbed and sold at affordable prices. For more information, call the office at 847-969-0561.


cook county residential resilience program

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.




Free Monthly Homebuyer Education Workshops

Learn how to receive and qualify for down payment assistance programs. Several are available including one from WinTrust Bank.  Your mortgage does NOT need to be with WinTrust to receive this assistance. Go to the WORKSHOPS page for more details.  View the Down Payment Grant Available.



Home Accessibility ProgramHome Accessibility Program

The Home Accessibility Program (HAP) is now available in Cook, Kane and DuPage Counties and is being administered by NWHP. This program is funded by the Illinois Housing Development Authority to help homeowners address long over-due home accessibility issues that affect the health or safety of their families.  Low Income Homeowners may qualify for a grant up to $25,000 in home modification, performed by professional contractors. Grant is forgivable after 5 years.

Download and print the flyer for additional information.




senior handyman resource guideHandyman Program

The North West Housing Partnership operates a  “Handyman Program” for those who are 60+ in need of minor repairs to their home. This program was initiated by the Northwest Suburban Housing Collaborative in 2014 and is made up of the communities listed below. Starting in late 2017, the program added all towns in Palatine and Wheeling Townships. Additional grants are being provided by Age Options and the city of Des Plaines with support from Associated Bank.

This Program is only for residents of:
Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine, and Rolling Meadows, Des Plaines, as well as all other towns in Palatine and Wheeling Townships

For additional information about the Senior Handyman Program call (847) 969 0561.


Handyman Program Forms and Additional Information


Housing Resources and Referrals

This is a list of affordable housing resources and referral agencies that may be helpful. For further information on any of the programs listed, please call NWHP at 847-969-0561.

A HUD-approved Housing Counseling agency.