Chicago Rents

Landlords Creating Solutions

All Chicago leads a community-wide effort to make homelessness history in Chicago. Landlords are the key to our vision of a Chicago where everyone has a home.

Chicago Rents is a program led by All Chicago to recruit and support landlord partners (property partners) to fill their units with a purpose. We partner with homeless service providers throughout Chicago to connect tenants to housing. We serve as the connector of landlords, people in need of homes, rental subsidies and housing support case managers. Through these connections, Chicago Rents serves as a single point of contact for property partners, allowing access to many programs and tenants to fill vacancies. In addition, Chicago Rents provides specific landlord-focused support that property partners need when joining in this work. Together, we can end homelessness in Chicago.

Chicago Rents is excited to announce a new partnership with the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Under this partnership, Chicago Rents will connect property partners with Chicagoans holding Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs). Like Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs, “Section 8”), Emergency Housing Vouchers will give individuals and families facing homelessness access to quality housing for up to nine years.

Are you interested? Please fill out this survey and a Landlord Engagement Coordinator will be in touch with you shortly.

Why partner with us?

Chicago Rents is an All Chicago program that connects landlords to tenants through multiple housing subsidy programs. Through Chicago Rents, property partners can quickly fill their vacant units, advertise their units free of charge, and receive individualized support from a Landlord Engagement Coordinator.

Our program offerings include:  

Guaranteed Rent

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Financial Incentives

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Free Advertising

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Property Partner Support

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Making a Difference in Your Community

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Leonard’s Story

Like far too many Chicagoans, Leonard McGruder became homeless when hard times fell upon him. But through the help of the Expedited Housing Initiative (EHI), Leonard was able to move into his own apartment and get back on his feet. Watch this short film to hear about Leonard’s inspirational story.

Our Programs

Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program

Expedited Housing Initiative (EHI)