Do you need affordable housing?

We’re Here to Help!

Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing (NI ReACH), believes that having a safe, stable home is something everyone deserves.  We work with local, state, and federal organizations to provide homes and supportive services to the families and communities we serve.

NI ReACH administers programs for both Winnebago County Housing Authority and Boone County Housing Authority.

Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing
Review Housing Options

Step 1

Review Housing Options

NI ReACH (Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing) has several housing options available, so finding one that fits your family’s needs is step one. Learn about each of our programs and their basic eligibility requirements.

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Step 2

Apply for Housing

We know that applying for housing can be stressful, but we are here to help. To start the process, complete our pre-application. After 10 business days, you’ll be assigned a wait list number to track your application.

WHAT YOU NEED:
  • Names, birthdates, and Social Security numbers of all members of your household
  • Income information
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Step 3

Check Your Status

Your number on the wait list is affected by your needs, the needs of others in the community, and the availability of housing. Once your application is processed, you’ll be able to log in to track your status on the wait list.

WHAT YOU NEED:
  • Last Name
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number
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Why is Affordable Housing Important?

A safe, stable home in a supportive community offers more than a place to live – it inspires hope and achievement. With affordable housing, families can thrive and focus on their futures. It reduces unimaginable stress, which improves physical and mental health. Through our housing and other support programs, residents achieve more in school and jobs, develop a sense of pride, and find a sense of belonging and community.

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Featured Communities

We maintain extremely high standards for our communities with the goal of redefining perceptions about affordable housing. Here are just a few!

About NIReACH

At Northern Illinois ReACH, we create vibrant neighborhoods, fight blight in our communities, and address the negative impacts of poverty. While we are known for our housing programs, we actively develop and participate in initiatives to support growth and learning toward self-sufficiency for our residents and others. We’ve earned a reputation for innovation and are often looked to as leaders in affordable housing.

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We have 250 individuals with an average age of 75 years and with serious health conditions at our Collier, Johnston and D’Agnolo Garden homes in Rockford, South Beloit and Rockton. 

We so appreciate our Vista Volunteer Yvett and Resident Services Coordinator Kim, the Winnebago County Health Department and the Illinois National Guard for bringing onsite COVID vaccinations this past week to these at-risk families. Thank you!
We have 250 individuals with an average age of 75 years and with serious health conditions at our Collier, Johnston and D’Agnolo Garden homes in Rockford, South Beloit and Rockton.

We so appreciate our Vista Volunteer Yvett and Resident Services Coordinator Kim, the Winnebago County Health Department and the Illinois National Guard for bringing onsite COVID vaccinations this past week to these at-risk families. Thank you!
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Our very special Irma Brown passed away on 02/07/21.

Irma worked with us at NI ReACH Homes for over 14 years, starting at the old Champion Park development which later became the Washington Park HOPE VI program.  She was there from the beginning.

That is Irma kneeling in the center of the picture below.  In the middle of all those happy kids.  She had a party for them.  For no reason at all but to bring happiness to families.  We already miss her.
Our very special Irma Brown passed away on 02/07/21.

Irma worked with us at NI ReACH Homes for over 14 years, starting at the old Champion Park development which later became the Washington Park HOPE VI program. She was there from the beginning.

That is Irma kneeling in the center of the picture below. In the middle of all those happy kids. She had a party for them. For no reason at all but to bring happiness to families. We already miss her.
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So sorry to hear this. Prayers for her family.

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Pursuant to applicable federal regulation, Boone County Housing Authority (“BCHA”) announced that an award of eleven (11) 1-bedroom Project Based Section 8 Housing Vouchers has been made to Pearl Place, LLC for its project located at 520 Pearl Street, Belvidere, Illinois, 61008; and one (1) 2-bedroom and three (3) 3-bedroom Project Based Section 8 Housing […]

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $78 million to hundreds of public housing authorities across the country. Funds will help put HUD-assisted residents on the path to self-sufficiency. Among the recipients was Winnebago County Housing Authority (WCHA). NI ReACH manages the programs for WCHA, and will use the funds for the organization’s Family […]

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NI ReACH was awarded Mainstream Vouchers for both WCHA and BCHA.

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