The Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC) is a community-based, non-profit organization that engages, educates and empowers the community to improve housing for all.  We accomplish our mission through housing counseling, financial education, community organizing, outreach, advocacy and supportive services. We focus on affordable housing, quality education and issues affecting older adults.

The Northwest Side Housing Center is a 501c3 non-profit HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agency that provides FREE foreclosure prevention and loan modification services to homeowners. The NWSHC is a proud member of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). The Northwest Side Housing Center is also a community organizing agency that organizes around three issues; housing, education, and older adults.



Spotlight Series: Event Pictures from Celebrate Home

Check out some pictures from the Northwest Side Housing Center's annual fundraiser, Celebrate Home! With nearly 500 community members, partners, parents, and funders in the audience, the event turned out to be a total success.


Spotlight Series: Celebrate Home Video

Check out the video we showed at our annual Celebrate Home event Thursday, April 3!

Spotlight Series: Emergency Safety Meeting

In December the Northwest Side Housing Center held an emergency safety meeting following the assault of a 15-year-old girl in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. The prodding of police and public officials led to substantial action. The voices of nearly 200 concerned neighborhood residents did not go unheard or ignored, and the suspected perpetrator of the assault has been arrested.

In addition, NWSHC community organizers have met with the 25th Police District Commander Kevin Navarro and Chicago Public School's Chief Security and Safety Officer Jadine Chou. Working together we created a special pilot street safety program for 6th-12th graders in 25th police district schools. The new curriculum aims to bring awareness to potential dangers and instructs students on how to protect themselves. The NWSHC also met with school principals in the 25th police district, proposing the curriculum and assigning dates for presentations in the schools. 

Spotlight Series: Micro Market Recovery Program


The Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP) in the Belmont-Cragin Neighborhood aims to bring residents together to better their communities. The Northwest Side Housing Centera accomplishes the goals of the MMRP through organizing block clubs, informing the community about available resources for foreclosure prevention, home improvement assistance, dealing with vacant and abandoned properties, and organizing around issues of safety facing those in the MMRP area. 

Spotlight Series: Senior Programs

The Northwest Side Housing Center spends a lot of time and energy on working with older adults in the community. That work ranges from the Let's Ride transportation program, to senior tenant organizing, to helping older adults stay put in their homes and communities. New efforts to expand older adult programs at the Northwest Side Housing Center are under way. Watch to learn more about why senior work is so important to the mission of the organization.