Proudly serving the Southwest side of Chicago
Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, SWHEAP is dedicated to the safety of our community while remaining accessible.
Our office will reopen to the public Monday, June 1st. We encourage all visitors to BOOK appointments by email or calling us at 773-735-2000.
Members of the public must wear masks upon entering our office.
Thank you & stay safe!
5334 W. 65th St., Chicago, IL 60638, us
Our office hours have resumed normal 9 to 5 business hours, appointment only. Please contact us in advance to book your appointment.
The Home Equity Program is a unique program of the State of Illinois, developed to insure property values for an extended time. The Home Equity Program is financed by a special levy on single through six-unit residential properties within the Home Equity District. If you live within the District the levy appears on your real estate tax bill as "SW Home Equity Assurance."
You may qualify for our program if you live in the following southwest neighborhoods: Chicago Lawn/Marquette Manor, Gage Park, West Lawn, Clearing, Brighton Park, Archer Heights, Garfield Ridge, West Elsdon and parts of Ashburn, McKinley Park, New City and Scottsdale.
Zip codes include: 60638, 60629, 60632, 60608*, 60609*, 60636* and 60652*
Wards include: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 17* and 18*
* Indicates portion of
Please refer to your real estate tax bill to ensure eligibility.
The Southwest Home Equity Assurance Program has a variety of programs available to benefit you as a member. For example, the Southwest Home Equity Assurance Program has launched the Home Improvement Loan Program - an innovative benefit exclusively for members. Now, members are eligible to apply for special no-to low-interest loans to repair or remodel their homes.