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.

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


CHANGE ALERT!:  In observance of Columbus Day, our office will be closed on Monday, October 8th. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, October 9th. Thank you!

If you are unable to make our business hours, please let us know! Therefore, we can plan to accommodate you!