Buying a Home in Illinois

Welcome to the Illinois State Resource Center. Whether you’re new to Illinois, or a native, we have the resources to help you get educated about buying and financing a home.

City Websites in Illinois

You’ll find countless helpful resources and contact information for your questions at the local level.

Cities Websites in Illinois

Illinois School Ratings & Info

Illinois Dept of Education
for information on schools and school “report cards.”
Illinois School Report Cards

School performance info for Illinois

Home Loan & Down Payment Assistance in Illinois

US Dept of Housing & Urban Development:

Illinois Homeowner Assistance Programs
HUD: Homeowner Assistance in Illinois

Illinois Housing Development Authority Loan & Grant Programs

Low & moderate income programs for first time home buyers.

Good Neighbor Next Door Program

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Program that offers Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Pre-K thru 12th Grade Teachers a 50% discount off the list prices of homes.

HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Program

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