Housing & Related Resources
Bickerdike provides access to technical information and referrals through our TACOM program. This includes workshops and one on one services. For more information or assistance contact our TACOM program coordinator at 773.278.5669.
You can also visit the City of Chicago’s Affordable Rental Housing Resource List.
Call the Homelessness Prevention Call Center
Dial 3-1-1 or 312.744.5000 and ask for “Short-Term Help.” (TTY Access is available for callers using specialized TTY equipment due to hearing problems: 312.948.6817.) Call Center staff will assess your eligibility for financial assistance and other community resources, then refer you to partner agencies that can help. The Call Center is open Monday – Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Get Assessed for Housing Programs
You can complete a Coordinated Entry System assessment, which asks questions about your eligibility for housing programs that will meet your needs. Upon completion, your name will be entered into a list, and you will be notified if you’re matched to a housing program. Please visit the nearest Access Point to complete an assessment.
Chicago Department of Family & Support Services Centers
The centers are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday. You can drop in or schedule an appointment to have an initial assessment to identify your needs for a range of resources, including shelter, food, clothing, domestic violence assistance, job training/placement, and services for the formerly incarcerated. Clients can also get information about rental, utility, and other financial assistance programs. The facilities serve as Warming and Cooling Centers during periods of extreme weather.