Serving the North Side since 1952

COVID-19 NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northside Community Resources has been providing services on a hybrid schedule, serving clients onsite and remotely via telephone, virtually and email from M-F from 9am – 5pm. As of Monday, July 27th, 2020, the NCR office has re-opened and is providing services on a limited basis, one client at a time in its office by appointment only. All planned educational workshops will be facilitated online through until further notice. If you need assistance or require more information about services at this time, please contact a member of our team by clicking on “About” at the top of the page and then click the “Staff Directory” tab on the left side of the screen to see their email address and telephone extension. Thank you.

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We are collaborating with our partner organization Northside Community Development Corporation to provide program updates, available resources, and ways to get involved in the north side Chicago communities and neighboring suburbs. Click 'learn more' to subscribe!

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Statement about the Tragic Murder of George Floyd and Others

We at Northside Community Resources and Northside Community Development Corp. mourn the tragic murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, among many others. We urge the real reform of police practices here in Chicago and across the country that too often victimize African-Americans. We strongly support the right of peaceful protestors to express their outrage. We are as committed as ever to achieve our mission to build and strengthen communities among the diverse populations of Chicago’s North Side, rooted in the belief that diversity is our strength. Please join us in our work for empowerment, justice, and peace in our community.



Are you struggling to pay your rent due to COVID-19? On Monday, August 10, 2020, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker announced a $5000 Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program available to Illinoisans economically impacted by the pandemic, can apply for up to $5000 in rental assistance to help them catch up on past due rent and avoid eviction. However, the ERA program will only be accepting applications for a limited time, from Monday, August 10th to Friday, August 21st, 2020. To apply, call the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) at 1-888-252-1119 or go to their website at to get more information on eligibility, how to apply and how the program works. Please submit your application as soon as possible, before the money runs out. You can also contact us and make an appointment with a member of our housing program, who can help you with the application process.

Empowering Lives. Enriching Neighborhoods.

Northside Community Resources (NCR) was founded in 1952 as the Rogers Park Community Council. NCR's mission is to build and strengthen communities among the diverse populations of Chicago's North Side.

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Back in the day, when we were known as the Rogers Park Community Council, we were sharing updates on the agency's work through a community newspaper that we produced called the Rogers Park 2000. Due to the advent of email, online news and high production costs, we ceased the printed paper in 2010. Now, a decade later, we are bringing it back in the form of email, to update our supporters, partners, and fellow community members of what NCR and our subsidiary organization, NCDC, work towards and accomplish. Click below to subscribe!

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Latest News


11th Annual Northside Housing Fair

08 MAY 2023

Our 11th Annual Northside Housing Fair is being held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Truman College 1145 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL. Like past events, the 11th Annual Northside Housing Fair will offer free workshops to the community on topics such as Credit & Home-buying 101 and Tenant’s […] . . .


Fair Housing Legal Assistant Full-Time Position

18 OCT 2022

Northside Community Resources’ Fair Housing Program has an immediate full-time employment opportunity for a Fair Housing Legal Assistant/Paralegal.  The Legal Assistant/Paralegal will work on the legal enforcement of housing discrimination alleged in intakes, prepare complaints to be filed, and assist in the litigation of cases at human rights enforcement agencies and in court, including pro bono attorney recruitment, investigation, documentation, discovery, conciliation, trial, and monitoring compliance with […] . . .


NCR to Hold 10th Annual Northside Housing Fair on June 11, 2022

17 MAY 2022

Northside Community Resources (NCR) and Northside Community Development Corporation (NCDC) are thrilled to announce the 10th Annual Northside Housing Fair, which is being held on Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Ryan Hall (Our Lady of Mercy Church), located at 4432 N. Troy Street in Chicago. We are extremely excited […] . . .


NCR Hiring Senior Services Program Coordinator

22 FEB 2022

Northside Community Resources is currently hiring a part-time Senior Services Program Coordinator, responsible for various program tasks in the Small Accessibility Repairs for Seniors (SARFS) program. Please see the job description below, or click HERE for the full pdf. version. . . .


Illinois Eviction Moratorium Extended Through October 3, 2021

20 SEP 2021

On Friday, September 17, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker said he would extend the statewide pause on eviction enforcement as Covid-19 cases linked to the delta variant continue to climb. State protections originally set to phase out on September 18 will now continue through Oct. 3. . . .


COVID-19 Community Emergency Fund

27 MAR 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people across our great city, state and country have been negatively affected by this outbreak, including hundreds in our immediate community who are facing reduced hours at work, layoffs or outright losing their jobs. As a result, they are facing a dire economic consequences and unable to purchase food, medicines […] . . .


COVID-19 Housing Grant

30 MAR 2020

On March 27th, 2020 Mayor Lightfoot announced a $2 million dollar COVID-19 Housing Grant Program to assist residents who have suffered economic hardship due to COVID. The fund will award 2,000 individuals a one time $1,000 grant. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 1, 2020. You can view the application here:  Rental Assistance . . .


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