NWHP Programs

Owner-Occupied Single-Family Rehabilitation

This program helps homeowners correct code violations and address long-overdue repairs that affect the health or safety of their families. 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 the 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 the 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 the Village of Hoffman Estates

Rental Assistance

For further information, contact North West Housing Partnership at 847-969-0561.

Download Tenant Application

Landlord/Tenant Form & Attestation

Single-Family Rehabilitation Program

 NWHP buys foreclosed homes in various northwest and near west suburban communities in Cook County. They are then rehabbed and sold at affordable prices for buyers who are in need of affordable homes in Cook County. NWHP has completed 65 homes with this program over the past ten years. For more information, call the office at 847-969-0561.

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Free Monthly Homebuyer Education Workshops

Learn how to receive and qualify for down payment assistance programs. Several are available.  A wealth of information for homebuyers is provided at this workshop. For more information go to the WORKSHOPS page.


Home Accessibility Program

Home Accessibility and Home Repair Programs

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 (IHDA) to help homeowners address long overdue 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. In addition, IHDA funds a home repair and roof repair only program. These programs are in high demand and often have a waiting list. Please call Michelle Hill for further information at 847-969-0561.

Download and print the flyer for additional information.


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Lead Hazard Prevention Program

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are working together to inspect homes and fix lead paint hazards in homes in your area. North West Housing Partnership is the local nonprofit for the northwest suburbs.
A family may qualify for this program if their income is below the program limit and if lead hazards are found in their home. If lead hazards are found in your home, CCDPH will work with a licensed contractor to fix the hazards, at no cost to you. Work that is typically done to fix lead hazards includes painting, replacing windows, or other home repair work to remove lead paint. See links below for further information. Call or email Debbie at 847-969-0561 or dkiszkowski@nwhp.net.

Download and print the flyer for additional information.

Lead Fact Sheet (English)

Lead Fact Sheet (Spanish)


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Handyman 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, and Oak Park Township.

Funding in whole or in part is being provided by Age Options, Oak Park Township, and the city of Des Plaines with support from the Associated Bank and NWHP.

The senior Handyman Program is provided to all seniors and seniors with the greatest economic and social needs, low-income minorities, and persons with limited English proficiency.

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, and Oak Park Township which includes Oak Park and River Forest. 

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


Capable Program


NWHP started this program in 2019 in partnership Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. CAPABLE stands for Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders, and was developed by John Hopkins University School of Nursing.  This program is for seniors 65 and older and is available in most of the communities served by the Handyman program with the hope of adding Oak Park Township and other near-west suburbs in 2022.  The program is free of charge and targets seniors who desire to stay in their homes, yet would like further assistance to do so. The program offers an Occupational Therapist and a Nurse who will visit the senior, along with a handyman to make repairs that are geared towards the home being safe to occupy. For more info call 847-969-0561 or see the flyer.

Download and print the flyer for additional information.

Click here to read more about the CAPABLE program.



Elderwerks Senior Resource Directory

The Elderwerks Senior Resource Directory contains information on local and federal programming, supportive services, senior communities, and agencies that assist seniors. This Directory has been designed to help you at home. Elderwerks Consultants are available, at no cost to you, to assist with home care services and other services.

View the Elderwerks Directory

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Handyman Program Forms and Additional Information


Housing Resources and Referrals

Click on the list to the left. It 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.


NWHP staff frequently give presentations at community events. A member of NWHP ‘s staff can speak at your organization, business, or library on our affordable housing programs. Please call us to arrange a presentation, 847-969-0561