In 2018, we formed a subsidiary organization, the Northwest Community Development Corporation, to provide Northwest Chicagoans the tools to sustain affordable housing and grow their businesses. Whether you’re experiencing housing affordability issues or looking to open a business, see how the Northwest CDC can help you.
SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES
Are you a small business owner looking for the tools to grow your business? Sign up for ScaleUp, a free and intensive 8-week program presented at the NWSHC by partners at Women's Business Development Center.
Business Development Assistance
Whether your business is new or established, we can help you build your operational capacity, and help you acquire the knowledge and resources to own your storefront.
Belmont Cragin Avenues for Growth Plan
We are developing strategies for promoting the local business community and improving key corridors (Diversey, Fullerton, and Grand Avenues). The Plan will also explore the linkages between transportation improvements and economic development.
HOUSING PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES
Our free First-Time Homebuyer Class explores the home buying process, from building your credit to closing the deal. Can't make it in-person? Click here to take an online class from our nonprofit partner, Housing and Education Alliance. The online class is $100, and upon completion we will contact you to receive a certificate.
Viviendo Unidos, meaning "living united," is a match-and-incentive program for landlords and tenants. We help landlords find responsible tenants, and help tenants find quality affordable housing.
Homeowners United was formed in 2009 to give homeowners a voice and platform to tackle the issues that impact them and our community. Issue areas include property taxes, affordable housing development, and advocating for fair and effective usage of the Northwest Home Equity Assurance Program.