News Alert

Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, SWHEAP is dedicated to the safety of our community while remaining accessible. Our office will be closed to the public till after 4/30. 

We will open 5/1. 

We encourage everyone to contact us via email. Voice messages will be returned in 3 days.



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Our Initiatives

Our District

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."


Our District

Our Initiatives

Our District

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.


Our Initiatives

Our Initiatives

Our Initiatives

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.

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5334 W. 65th St., Chicago, IL 60638

(773) 735-2000

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09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Please keep in mind -  that if you are unable to make our business hours, you can always make an appointment. You can schedule an appointment by email or phone.

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