Serving the North Side since 1952

COVID-19 PARTIAL CLOSURE NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northside Community Resources has been providing services remotely via telephone 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 and 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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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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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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