Main Office
1100 S. Hamilton
Juvenile Detention Center - Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone Number
(312) 433-6010
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The Veterans Assistance Commission is a separate County Governmental Agency that is operated by and for veterans. The Commission provides needed interim and/or emergency financial assistance paid exclusively to Honorably Discharged Military Veterans and their families, who reside in Cook County, for basic living expenses

Local veterans’ organizations are responsible for forming a VAC as is allowed under The Military Veterans Assistance Act, 330 ILCS 45.

The VAC works closely with ALL Veterans Organizations, utility companies, landlords, local, state and Federal agencies to insure the rights and benefits to which each veteran is entitled has been granted.

The VAC provides assistance with filing claims to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information, please call the office.


Housing and Emeregency Services

Bishop Goedert Residence - Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

5000 S. 5th Ave.
Building 53
Hines, IL, 60141
Phone: (708) 273-6600 

A senior housing facility comprised of 70 one-bedroom apartments and located at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hines Campus in Chicago’s Western suburbs.  Eligible households pay no more than 30 percent of their adjusted gross income for rent and utilities, excluding telephone.

For more information, please visit


EdgeAlliance- Supportive Housing

212 E. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL, 60602

(773) 935-4663

Nonprofit Management, Affordable Housing, Life Progress Services in the North Lawndale Neighborhood, Chicago.

For more information, please visit


North Side Housing & Supportive Services

3340 N. Clark St.
Suite 203
Chicago, IL, 60657
Phone: (773) 224-6401

North Side Housing & Supportive Services is a comprehensive human services agency with supportive housing and services for men who are homeless or formerly homeless, and supportive services (i.e. health care, counseling, case management) for women who are homeless. Please note we do not have housing at this time for women.

For referrals to our Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSHP), please contact 773-244-6401. For veteran services, please contact at 773-244-6406.

For more information, please visit


Real People Realty

7262 W. Benton
Frankfort, IL 60423
Cell Phone: (312) 593-8901  **Texting preferred method of contact**
Fax: (866) 779-9044
Office ~ By Appt. ONLY

Yvette Jones
Broker / Realtor Agency

Veterans and HCV Rental Housing Specialist


Homeless Services

Homelessness and Emergency Services work together with agencies and organizations who are working to ensure that every service member, veteran, and their families have access to shelters, affordable housing, and utility assistance

A Safe Haven Veterans Housing

2750 W.Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL. 60608
Phone: (773) 435-8300

A Safe Haven offers three types of Veteran housing based on individual need, assessment and eligibility, including transitional housing, per diem housing and permanent affordable housing. Provides housing for male and female veterans and with children.

For more information, please visit