Asset Building and Homeownership (FSS/CTO)


Resident Services can help you build wealth, buy a home or decrease your reliance on your housing subsidy.

NEW: Join CHA's own, CEO Tracey Scott at the Office of Chicago City Treasurer and Operation HOPE's Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow 2021, a free virtual financial empowerment summit tailored to residents on Thursday, September 23. Learn more here.

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) is a HUD program that enables families to build financial assets while working toward educational, professional, and personal goals.

The Choose to Own (CTO) Homeownership Program provides qualified public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) families with the opportunity to own a home.  Through CTO, over 710 households have purchased their own home!

Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot

Financial relief and stability for Chicago's residents

Applications Open in April


The Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot is a $31.5 million dollar commitment from Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City of Chicago as part of her effort to tackle poverty and put residents at the center of the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pilot will provide $500 per month to 5,000 Chicagoans for 12 months. Learn more & sign up for updates and information on the pilot website here.