Southwest Home Equity Assurance Program

Proudly serving the Southwest side of Chicago 


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About Us

Our Mission

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

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

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.

June Event!

We are proud to announce our partnership with Chicago Bungalow Association! 

We will be hosting Chicago Bungalow Association at our office on June 7th and June 9th for southwest residents who are interested in their programs. This is a perfect opportunity to ask questions, see what you're entitled to and register on-site! Please click on the following link for more information.

SWHEAP_CBA_Office_Event_Flyer (pdf)


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

Have any questions? Feel free to visit during normal business hours. 

Southwest Home Equity Assurance Program

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

(773) 735-2000


HOLIDAY HOURS: In observance of Memorial Day weekend our office will close at 1:00 PM Friday, May 25th. Our office will also be closed Monday, May 27th. We will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28th. If urgent, please do not hesitate to email us. Thank you! 

If unable to make our business hours, let us know and we'll be able to coordinate accordingly!