Employer Assistance

Employer Assisted Housing

HODC is a member of the Regional Employer-Assisted Collaboration for Housing (REACH), which offers an Employer Assisted Housing program to local employers in cooperation with the Metropolitan Planning Council. As a designated REACH partner, HODC administers the program on behalf of sponsoring employers, including providing housing counseling to first-time homebuyers and signing documents for employee grants.

REACH helps employers attract and retain employees by providing affordable housing close to work, while offering significant tax incentives to the employer to help offset the costs of the program. HODC has operated employed assisted housing programs with Northwestern University, the City of Evanston, the City of Highland Park, and other communities. Please call if you are interested in becoming a business partner in our employer assisted housing program.