Who we help

Our Clients:

Our housing services are directed primarily to hard working individuals and families who struggle to support themselves and who earn between $26,000 and $47,000 annually. This includes people such as single mothers or fathers, seniors, families on limited incomes, immigrants, veterans, the mentally disabled, entry-level and service sector workers.

The majority of CHAD residents do not receive any public assistance. However, we do accept qualified applicants that rely on Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) as well as Social Security and Disability income. Prior to renting from CHAD, these residents have historically paid a greater portion of their income on housing and basic necessities than what they could reasonably afford.

CHAD residents are primarily employed in the service industry and hold jobs such as nursing assistants, bank tellers, entry level office positions, office receptionists, bus drivers, retail salespersons, cashiers, food service/restaurant workers, hair stylists, manufacturing workers, call center staff, nursing home employees and public sector professionals, such as teachers, firefighters, EMTs and police officers, to name a few. Generally, many of these jobs do not require high levels of education and are characterizedby relatively low earnings.

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Please help provide affordable housing to more than 1,100 people each year.


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Community Housing Advocacy and Development 531 East Roosevelt Road, Suite 200 Wheaton, IL 60187 (Map + directions) Phone: (630) 456-4452 Fax: (630) 580-9244

Office hours
Monday–Friday, 8:00am–4:30pm

From the community

“I am very thankful to be a CHAD resident! When I needed an apartment the most, CHAD was there to fill my housing need. I will always be thankful for CHAD! I thank God every day this organization exists to do the wonderful work it does every day, and to provide housing for so many.”



70.8% of poverty-stricken families in DuPage County increased between 2000 and 2010 CHAD helps families stay together.