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Help Hotlines: Illinois
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Assistance Information


City of Chicago

  • Call 3-1-1 or 312-744-5000 and ask for “short-term assistance” or “short-term help.”
  • Call 312-361-1707 to complete a housing assessment. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Contact/visit the City of Chicago Community Service Center nearest you to access a range of resources.
  • More information available from All Chicago here.

Suburban Cook County

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