• Lawyers for the Creative Arts

    Lawyers for the Creative Arts (LCA) is the only Illinois provider of pro bono legal services dedicated to individual artists and arts organizations in all areas. In addition to legal services, the LCA provides educational programs and outreach to the arts community. CCLF works with the LCA on business issues, contracts, copyrights, trademarks and other legal areas.

  • City of Chicago NSP

    The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was established in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. CCLF is an official lending partner of the City of Chicago’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program. For more information, please contact CCLF’s lending team.

  • Elevate Energy

    Elevate Energy designs and implements efficiency programs that lower costs, protect the environment, and ensure the benefits of energy efficiency reach those who need them most. Elevate Energy and CCLF partner together to offer the Energy Efficiency Loan Option in efforts to stabilize communities and preserve affordable housing. The loan option provides the support and capital needed to acquire and rehabilitate 1-4 unit buildings across the Chicagoland region.

  • Chicago Rehab Network

    The Chicago Rehab Network (CRN) is a citywide coalition of neighborhood and community based development organizations working to pool expertise and share information. CCLF partners with CRN on public policy initiatives and to provide referrals to both organizations’ programs and services.

  • The Preservation Compact

    The Preservation Compact is a Cook County initiative that aims to preserve up to 78,000 affordable rental housing units by 2020 that are at risk due to condo conversion, deferred maintenance and rising costs. CCLF is participating in the Preservation Compact initiative as a Gateway Fund lender with the help of a $500,000 equity investment from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a $2 million PRI from Bank of America.

  • Housing Action Illinois

    Housing Action Illinois is a policy and advocacy organization that works to increase and preserve the supply of decent, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois for low-and moderate-income households. CCLF partners with Housing Action Illinois to provide referrals to both organizations’ programs and services.