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      Has financial instability or in-affordable housing impacted you or someone you know? About 2 in 5 adults have a high likelihood of experiencing financial hardship. Together, we can change the statistic. 


      HomeStart creates choice in housing, community in neighborhoods, and financial empowerment throughout Northern Illinois. Your donation will help families across 10 counties access affordable housing resources, financial empowerment workshops, and community leadership training.  


      Your donation is tax-deductible. HomeStart is a non-profit organization and chartered member of the Neighborworks America Network. (IRS EIN: 36-4143938) 

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      Cathy Johnson

      Since its formation five years ago, HomeStart has been remarkably effective in helping struggling families avoid foreclosure and homelessness, and has strengthened the communities in which their work is done.