Down Payment Assistance Pilot Program

Service Information

About the program

Cook County offers a $3 million down payment assistance pilot program to help home buyers with down payments, closing costs or buydowns on their mortgages.

The program provides subsidies of $20,000 or 5 percent of the home purchase, whichever is less.

Who is eligible?

Those earning up to 120 percent of the county’s median income are eligible, and in Disproportionately Impacted Areas, there is no income limit.

First-time and repeat buyers throughout Cook County who meet those criteria may apply.


For more information, email Paul Elue, housing programs manager with the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, at