Because everyone needs a place to call home, NORTHWEST COMPASS’ Housing Program empowers clients in understanding and actively participating in the management of their housing situation in order to achieve the best solutions and outcomes for their individual circumstances.

  • Free individual counseling
  • Limited homeless prevention financial assistance*
  • Education and advocacy for residents from the Northwest Suburbs of Cook County facing eviction, foreclosure, or homelessness
  • Education for prospective homebuyers on the different aspects of home ownership, including information for down payment assistance programs
  • Money Management counseling, education, and practical information and tools to help clients understand their finances
  • Career Coaching and support to clients to help prepare them:
    • for becoming job ready
    • to gain employment
  • Provide assistance and advocacy to those facing eviction, foreclosure, or homelessness in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs
  • Make information and resources available to clients facing a housing situation crisis
  • Provide assistance to clients about foreclosure mitigation to preserve home ownership
  • Help educate prospective homebuyers on the different aspects of home ownership and provide information for down payment assistance programs
  • Provide education and training on fiscal responsibility and career management in order to empower clients to achieve the best outcomes for themselves and their families
NORTHWEST COMPASS HOUSING services are offered free of charge to eligible clients. Training is available and volunteers are needed.


If you would like to help us support our neighbors in the Northwest suburbs through crisis, please Donate today. Northwest Compass is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact givingback@NorthwestCompass.org or visit our Get Involved page to learn about available opportunities.


Please contact info@NorthwestCompass.org or call +1 847 392 2344 today.


Volunteer Spotlight–Devi S. After completing an internship at NWC last year, Devi has continued working with us as a volunteer. She helps update data in the NWC back office, and also helps out transcribing recipes on the Cookbook committee. She is a student at Harper and enjoys reading, cooking and recently took up tae kwon do. Thank you Devi, we couldn't continue helping our neighbors in need turn crisis into opportunity without volunteers like you! northwestcompass.org/get-involved/#GivingBack ... See MoreSee Less

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