The official State of Illinois Comprehensive Housing Plan indicates there are over 58,000 households in the southern suburbs defined as having “housing problems”. This means they are paying too much of their monthly income for housing (30%, 40%, 50%+) and /or living in substandard quality or overcrowded conditions. This is the market we are trying to assist with our simple, decent homes.
The houses built by HFHCSS are sold to those in need at no profit and with an interest free loan maintained by the affiliate. Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor – sweat equity – into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
Contact: Habitat for Humanity- Chicago South Suburbs
139 West Joe Orr Road – 2nd Flr. Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone 708-756-2015 Fax 708-756-2075