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CHA’s LevelUp Program (formerly FSS) builds on HUD’s FSS Program model by enabling participants to build financial assets while working toward educational, professional, and personal goals. 

LevelUp is a goal focused program to assist participants to increase financial stability and move forward on an individualized path toward economic independence and well-being.  Each participant comes into the program with a unique set of personal goals, some of which include: 

  • Reducing debt/improving credit 
  • Earning a post-secondary degree 
  • Starting a new career 
  • Starting a business 
  • Becoming a homeowner 

LevelUp Program enrollment is available to all adult household members age 18 or older. 

LevelUp Coaches work directly with participants on setting personal goals, developing a plan, and identifying resources and supports to meet the goals, as well as increasing financial stability and awareness. LevelUp Coaches also provide mentoring to empower families in making positive life changes to increase well-being. 

For more information, call the LevelUp Infoline at (312) 786-3188 

While participants work on their goal-oriented plan, CHA manages a LevelUp savings account that enables participants to build financial assets. As participants achieve their personal goals they are eligible to accrue credits to the savings account based on pay points assigned to the goals. When participants meet their goals and graduate from the program, they are eligible to receive a payout of the monies accrued throughout the duration of participation. 


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LevelUp Information Sessions on Zoom Web Conferencing Platform 

LevelUp information sessions are conducted virtually. To attend virtually, you will need to download the Zoom platform. It does not cost anything to download the software here and view tutorials here

Please note: Registrants are required to attend a full LevelUp Info Session to receive credit for attendance. Registrants will not be able to enter the LevelUp Info Session after a 5-minute grace period.  If registrants are 5-minutes late or leave prior to session completion, they must register for another session. Thank you! 

If you are interested in attending a virtual information session, please review information session dates and register at the zoom link provided below. 

Day Date Time & Zoom Link
Tuesday 09/05/23 06:30pm - 07:30pm
Thursday 09/07/23 10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday 09/12/23 06:30pm - 07:30pm
Thursday 09/14/23 10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday 09/19/23 06:30pm - 07:30pm
Thursday 09/21/23 10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday 09/26/23 06:30pm - 07:30pm
Thursday 09/28/23 10:00am - 11:00am

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Additional Resources

Visit CHAngemakers to read stories of success from FSS and other CHA programs.