Northwest Center

Northwest Center Founded in 2003, the Northwest Center (NWSHC) identifies and responds to the needs of the community by leveraging resources to improve the economic well-being and quality of life in Belmont Cragin and the surrounding communities.

“Work with residents to respond to the needs and strengthen the community.” That was Reverend Christine Schrey's founding vision for the Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC). Since 2003, we have helped thousands of families keep their homes, create financial opportunities, and develop as leaders.

Online services available

12/05/2021
WATCH LIVE

Early start to the week on this Sunday morning! Our very own Director of Health Equity, Nancy Valentin, shared about our continued efforts at Mayors press conference. #VaxChiNation

Thank you, Alderman Gilbert Villegas for your continued partnership in getting Belmont Cragin vaccinated.

Join us at the 36th ward! Every Saturday from 12-5pm until December 18th.
11/21/2021

Join us at the 36th ward! Every Saturday from 12-5pm until December 18th.

Si está buscando trabajo, CPS está contratando conserjes para puestos en toda la ciudad. ¡Reserve la fecha para esta fer...
10/28/2021

Si está buscando trabajo, CPS está contratando conserjes para puestos en toda la ciudad. ¡Reserve la fecha para esta feria de empleo para obtener más información!

If you're seeking work, CPS is hiring custodians for positions throughout the city. Save the date for this job fair to learn more!

Si está buscando trabajo, CPS está contratando conserjes para puestos en toda la ciudad. ¡Reserve la fecha para esta feria de empleo para obtener más información!

If you're seeking work, CPS is hiring custodians for positions throughout the city. Save the date for this job fair to learn more!

¿Quieres mejorar el servicio de salud de tu comunidad? Es hora de hablar y hacerse escuchar. ¡Completa esta encuesta de ...
10/19/2021
Alliance for Health Equity - 2021 Community Input Survey

¿Quieres mejorar el servicio de salud de tu comunidad? Es hora de hablar y hacerse escuchar. ¡Completa esta encuesta de 5 minutos para comunicarle a los hospitales de su área cuáles son sus prioridades de salud! https://bit.ly/2YV5GDI

Want to improve the health of your local community? It’s time to make yourself heard. Take this 5-minute survey to tell hospitals in your area what your #healthpriorities are! https://bit.ly/2YV5GDI

Alliance for Health Equity - 2021 Community Input Survey.

¡Mira lo que se está cocinando en la Universidad de Padres! Regístrese hoy para nuestra próxima serie de cocina, Compran...
10/18/2021
Comprando Rico y Sano — Northwest Center

¡Mira lo que se está cocinando en la Universidad de Padres! Regístrese hoy para nuestra próxima serie de cocina, Comprando, Rico y Sano.

Aprenderemos cómo revisar la tabla nutricional de alimentos y cómo incluir frutas y verduras de temporada en su plato dentro de su presupuesto.

Con el apoyo de UnidosUS

Aprenderemos cómo revisar la tabla nutricional de alimentos y cómo incluir frutas y verduras de temporada en su plato dentro de su presupuesto. 15 y 22 de octubre 12 y 19 de noviembre 3 & 10 de diciembre Parent University 3030 N Mobile Ave. (en los mods, puerta 14)

10/12/2021

Thank you Reboyras Ariel Alderman for your support of $5M for Chicago's Legal Protection Fund!

Do you love working with students? Invest in the future of Belmont Cragin: join our youth team! We're seeking a new Yout...
10/12/2021
Jobs — Northwest Center

Do you love working with students? Invest in the future of Belmont Cragin: join our youth team! We're seeking a new Youth Coordinator to help manage our Sustainable Community Schools program provided in partnership with Steinmetz College Prep.

We're aiming to interview the week of October 25th, apply today or share with a friend!

The Rapid Response coordinator will lead our COVID-19 mitigation efforts, supervising a team of 8-10 part-time Community Health Workers. In this role, the Program Manager will oversee emergency resource distribution and all community vaccination events to ensure families are aware of how to address....

10/12/2021

Alderman Felix Cardona, Jr. supports $5M for Chicago's Legal Protection Fund. Thank you for your continued support of immigrants in Chicago!

10/11/2021

Special thanks to Alderman Gilbert Villegas, who supports $5M for Chicago's Legal Protection Fund, a city initiative that has helped Chicagoans from around the world defend their rights and access new protections!

"Quiero que la gente sepa que tiene un lugar a dónde ir y que no está solos." - Maricarmen Zavala, Rapid Response TeamCa...
10/05/2021

"Quiero que la gente sepa que tiene un lugar a dónde ir y que no está solos." - Maricarmen Zavala, Rapid Response Team

Can we just take a moment to shoutout our Rapid Response Team? These folks continue to serve on the frontlines of this pandemic connecting Belmont Cragin families with the vaccine, PPE, testing info, and other valuable resources.

For everything this team has done for us, here's one thing you can do for them: get the vaccine. Find your dose:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home/vaccine-finder.html

Want to improve your computer skills? Parent University is here to help! Sign up for this self-paced computer literacy c...
10/01/2021

Want to improve your computer skills? Parent University is here to help! Sign up for this self-paced computer literacy class you can take from the comfort of your own home. Presented by Northstar Digital Literacy.

Register today: https://forms.gle/sUM2sXRLebFzSAni6

Want to improve your computer skills? Parent University is here to help! Sign up for this self-paced computer literacy class you can take from the comfort of your own home. Presented by Northstar Digital Literacy.

Register today: https://forms.gle/sUM2sXRLebFzSAni6

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. You need the right team behind you to make an educ...
10/01/2021
Homebuying Webinar with CIBC — Northwest Center

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. You need the right team behind you to make an educated decision. We can help!

Join us Sun. October 10th for a special 6-hour workshop co-hosted with CIBC. We'll explore the home buying process from start to finish. Learn about building your credit, loan options, and earn the certificate needed for down payment assistance!

Join us for a special 6-hour workshop hosted by Northwest Center and CIBC. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. You need the right team behind you to make an educated decision. We can help! This workshop will navigate the home buying process from start to finish.

Informarse sobre el trauma significa reconocer la diferencia entre drama y trauma. Si trabaja en educación, salud, organ...
09/27/2021

Informarse sobre el trauma significa reconocer la diferencia entre drama y trauma. Si trabaja en educación, salud, organizaciones sin fines de lucro, trabajo social o cualquier trabajo con personas, ¡esta clase es imprescindible!

Registrèse: https://nwshc.org/events-list/cri-spanish-november

Informarse sobre el trauma significa reconocer la diferencia entre drama y trauma. Si trabaja en educación, salud, organizaciones sin fines de lucro, trabajo social o cualquier trabajo con personas, ¡esta clase es imprescindible!

Registrèse: https://nwshc.org/events-list/cri-spanish-november

¡Vuelven las clases de ciudadanía! Si está trabajando por la ciudadanía, únase a nosotros para esta clase bilingüe gratu...
09/23/2021

¡Vuelven las clases de ciudadanía! Si está trabajando por la ciudadanía, únase a nosotros para esta clase bilingüe gratuita. Regístrese hoy, comuníquese con ciudadaní[email protected] o llame al 773-609-4401

Experimente las alegrías de cocinar y los beneficios de la nutrición con Comer. Moverse. Ahorrar. presentado virtualment...
09/19/2021
Comer. Moverse. Ahorrar. — Northwest Center

Experimente las alegrías de cocinar y los beneficios de la nutrición con Comer. Moverse. Ahorrar. presentado virtualmente por University Illinois Extension. Aprenda de los expertos cómo preparar recetas nutritivas para la familia, tener la hora de comer en familia, cocinar en equipo y planificar comidas rápidas y saludables.

¡Regístrate hoy!

Experimente las alegrías de cocinar y los beneficios de la nutrición con Comer. Moverse. Ahorrar. presentado virtualmente por University Illinois Extension. Aprenda de los expertos cómo preparar recetas nutritivas para la familia, tener la hora de comer en familia, cocinar en equipo y planificar

For years, our team and community leaders lobbied state lawmakers to change the assurance program into a resource that d...
09/17/2021
A Revamped Tax Program Is Offering Relief To Homeowners On Chicago’s Northwest Side

For years, our team and community leaders lobbied state lawmakers to change the assurance program into a resource that didn’t waste taxpayer dollars.

This year, we’ve been working with IL legislators to amend the Home Equity Assurance Act to make it possible to give loans to homeowners with delinquent property tax payments. (State Representative Eva-Dina Delgado , State Rep. Will Guzzardi - 39th District, State Representative Lindsey LaPointe and State Senator Cristina H Pacione-Zayas)

Looking forward to seeing this change take effect in January.

#somosbelmontcragin #organizingworks

Under new leadership, a 1980s program designed to prevent white flight is now assisting local residents with repairs and remodeling.

¿Está su estudiante listo para la universidad y la carrera? ¡Podemos ayudar a su familia a llegar allí! Únase a nosotros...
09/16/2021

¿Está su estudiante listo para la universidad y la carrera? ¡Podemos ayudar a su familia a llegar allí! Únase a nosotros para una serie de charlas presentada por @Illinois Student Assistance Commission en Parent U. Obtenga más información y regístrese: nwshc.org/parentuniversity/college-career-espanol

¿Está su estudiante listo para la universidad y la carrera? ¡Podemos ayudar a su familia a llegar allí! Únase a nosotros para una serie de charlas presentada por @Illinois Student Assistance Commission en Parent U. Obtenga más información y regístrese: nwshc.org/parentuniversity/college-career-espanol

Is your student college and career ready? Join us for a conversation series at Parent U presented by Illinois Student As...
09/16/2021

Is your student college and career ready? Join us for a conversation series at Parent U presented by Illinois Student Assistance Commission. This series is presented in English and Spanish, see our calendar at https://nwshc.org/parent-university for more details and to register.

Is your student college and career ready? Join us for a conversation series at Parent U presented by Illinois Student Assistance Commission. This series is presented in English and Spanish, see our calendar at https://nwshc.org/parent-university for more details and to register.

Experimente las alegrías de cocinar y los beneficios de la nutrición con Comer. Moverse. Ahorrar. presentado virtualment...
09/16/2021

Experimente las alegrías de cocinar y los beneficios de la nutrición con Comer. Moverse. Ahorrar. presentado virtualmente por University Illinois Extension. Aprenda de los expertos cómo preparar recetas nutritivas para la familia, tener la hora de comer en familia, cocinar en equipo y planificar comidas rápidas y saludables. Registro: nwshc.org/parentuniversity/cooking

Presentado solo en español.
Cada jueves: 23 de septiembre a 28 de octubre

Experimente las alegrías de cocinar y los beneficios de la nutrición con Comer. Moverse. Ahorrar. presentado virtualmente por University Illinois Extension. Aprenda de los expertos cómo preparar recetas nutritivas para la familia, tener la hora de comer en familia, cocinar en equipo y planificar comidas rápidas y saludables. Registro: nwshc.org/parentuniversity/cooking

Presentado solo en español.
Cada jueves: 23 de septiembre a 28 de octubre

“We never thought we would get green freshly painted bike lanes in our neighborhood, and to see that is really shocking,...
09/08/2021
Belmont Cragin youth victorious after two-year fight brings bike lanes to neighborhood

“We never thought we would get green freshly painted bike lanes in our neighborhood, and to see that is really shocking,” Zair Menjivar said. “This is a testament to all the hard work we put in.”

(also, sorry not sorry about the volume of bike content 🤩🚴‍♀)

#somosbelmontcragin

The Chicago Department of Transportation plans to add more than 12 miles of bike lanes in Belmont Cragin. More lanes are coming to nearby Hermosa, as well.

"Quiero agradecer a la organización Northwest Center por todo su apoyo, y ayuda económica mensual. Recibí mi primer depó...
09/08/2021

"Quiero agradecer a la organización Northwest Center por todo su apoyo, y ayuda económica mensual. Recibí mi primer depósito el 4 de agosto y ya depositaron el segundo que lo recibiría el 4 de septiembre, de antemano quiero agradecer a todos y a cada uno de ustedes, por todo su apoyo a nuestra comunidad, muchas gracias.” - Viviana

Celebrate Home wasn't just an opportunity to mark our impact, it also served as the debut of one of our newest programs: The Belmont Cragin Equity Fund. Modeled after universal basic income programs, the BCEF was created in partnership with UpTogether, and is enabling us to provide 50 families, like Viviana's, with monthly or quarterly cash assistance. Read more about this innovative program and learn how you can support it: https://nwshc.org/blog/belmont-cragin-equity-fund

"Quiero agradecer a la organización Northwest Center por todo su apoyo, y ayuda económica mensual. Recibí mi primer depósito el 4 de agosto y ya depositaron el segundo que lo recibiría el 4 de septiembre, de antemano quiero agradecer a todos y a cada uno de ustedes, por todo su apoyo a nuestra comunidad, muchas gracias.” - Viviana

Celebrate Home wasn't just an opportunity to mark our impact, it also served as the debut of one of our newest programs: The Belmont Cragin Equity Fund. Modeled after universal basic income programs, the BCEF was created in partnership with UpTogether, and is enabling us to provide 50 families, like Viviana's, with monthly or quarterly cash assistance. Read more about this innovative program and learn how you can support it: https://nwshc.org/blog/belmont-cragin-equity-fund

Don’t mind us, we’re just over here reliving all the Celebrate Home ✨feels✨We’d like to extend a special thanks to all w...
09/08/2021

Don’t mind us, we’re just over here reliving all the Celebrate Home ✨feels✨

We’d like to extend a special thanks to all who joined us for this incredibly special day to celebrate the impact our team, volunteers, and community leaders made throughout the pandemic, and to recognize the sacrifices and losses of so many in our community.

In case you missed it, we’d like to uplift a few special people who we recognized on this day:

Covid-19 Response Award:
Older Adult Outreach team and Rapid Response team

Rebuilding with Equity Award | Community Leaders:
Chicago Connected team

Rebuilding with Equity Award | Funder of the Year:
The Resurrection Project

09/02/2021

Northwest Side Housing Center is now Northwest Center.
Say hello to our new brand: t.ly/uVPb

Northwest Side Housing Center ahora es Northwest Center.
Saluda a nuestra nueva marca: t.ly/uVPb

¿Le encanta trabajar con niños y quiere participar en la escuela de su hijo? ¡Conviértase en un Parent Mentor! Todos los...
08/29/2021
Parent Mentor Program — Northwest Side Housing Center

¿Le encanta trabajar con niños y quiere participar en la escuela de su hijo? ¡Conviértase en un Parent Mentor! Todos los padres son bienvenidos: su estado migratorio y su idioma no son una barrera para su participación.

Contamos con padres mentores en las siguientes escuelas: Belmont Cragin Elementary, Schubert, Mary Lyon, Prieto, Northwest Middle School, Burbank Elementary, Hanson Park Elementary y Marvin Camras.

¿Interesado? Complete el siguiente formulario y nos pondremos en contacto.

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Do you love working with kids and want to get involved at your child's school? Become a Parent Mentor! All parents are welcome– your immigration status and language are not a barrier to your involvement.

We staff parent mentors in the following schools: Belmont Cragin Elementary, Schubert, Mary Lyon, Prieto, Northwest Middle School, Burbank Elementary, Hanson Park Elementary, and Marvin Camras.

Interested? Fill out our interest form below:

We staff parent mentors in the following schools: Belmont Cragin Elementary, Schubert, Mary Lyon, Prieto, Northwest Middle School, Burbank Elementary, Hanson Park Elementary, and Marvin Camras.

It's here! Our 2020 annual report dropped at Celebrate Home today. In it, we’re proud to share with you five stories tha...
08/28/2021

It's here! Our 2020 annual report dropped at Celebrate Home today. In it, we’re proud to share with you five stories that chronicle our work over the past year, and exemplify our values to be relational, resident-led, responsive, data-driven, and innovative.

Read it here: https://bit.ly/3BbaVgj

It's here! Our 2020 annual report dropped at Celebrate Home today. In it, we’re proud to share with you five stories that chronicle our work over the past year, and exemplify our values to be relational, resident-led, responsive, data-driven, and innovative.

Read it here: https://bit.ly/3BbaVgj

Newsletter subscribers saw it first, but in case you missed it, something big is dropping at Celebrate Home tomorrow...N...
08/27/2021

Newsletter subscribers saw it first, but in case you missed it, something big is dropping at Celebrate Home tomorrow...

New name. Refreshed brand. Same mission to respond to the needs of the community.

Get ready to say hello to Northwest Center this Fall!

Newsletter subscribers saw it first, but in case you missed it, something big is dropping at Celebrate Home tomorrow...

New name. Refreshed brand. Same mission to respond to the needs of the community.

Get ready to say hello to Northwest Center this Fall!

Let the introductions continue, meet Nancy! Or rather, help us welcome back Nancy! Nancy is a former staff member, and i...
08/26/2021
Meet Nancy: Our new Director of Health Equity — Northwest Side Housing Center

Let the introductions continue, meet Nancy! Or rather, help us welcome back Nancy! Nancy is a former staff member, and is rejoining our team in a newly created role, Director of Health Equity.

She'll be overseeing a new branch of our work stemming from the City’s Healthy Chicago Equity Zone initiative. Building off of our Covid-19 Rapid Response work, Nancy will work with several organizations across the northwest side to continue bridging access to the vaccine, and will work with fellow HCEZ leaders to develop and implement a regional health and racial equity plan.

Read more about Nancy here: https://nwshc.org/blog/meet-nancy

Join us in welcoming (back!) Nancy Valentin, who is filling our newest role as Director of Health Equity. Nancy worked at the NWSHC from 2013-16 as our Marketing and Communications Coordinator, and was instrumental in founding and launching Women Forward Chicago, a women-centered financial educati

We have some introductions to make! First, meet Destiny: our new Teen REACH Coordinator! A Belmont Cragin native herself...
08/25/2021
Meet Destiny: Our new Teen REACH Coordinator — Northwest Side Housing Center

We have some introductions to make! First, meet Destiny: our new Teen REACH Coordinator! A Belmont Cragin native herself, we’re excited to welcome her to our youth team to work with middle/high school students through mentorship, resilience-building, social emotional and academic support.

"I'm looking forward to seeing youth in the program develop throughout the year, and see what ideas they come up with to help me make the program better." - Destiny

Learn more about Destiny below, like whether she's team coffee or tea...

Meet the newest member of our team, Destiny! As a Belmont Cragin native herself, we’re excited to welcome her to the team to work with middle and high school age youth through mentorship, resilience-building, social emotional and academic support. Hometown Chicago- Belmont Cragin Education No

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Founded in 2003, the Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC) identifies and responds to the needs of the community by leveraging resources to improve the economic well-being and quality of life in Belmont Cragin and the surrounding communities. We offer a variety of FREE services including:


  • HUD-Certified Housing Counseling for families facing foreclosure

  • A First-Time Homebuyer series with Homebuyer Education Certificate given to those who complete the series

  • One-on-one financial coaching
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    Early start to the week on this Sunday morning! Our very own Director of Health Equity, Nancy Valentin, shared about our continued efforts at Mayors press conference. #VaxChiNation Thank you, Alderman Gilbert Villegas for your continued partnership in getting Belmont Cragin vaccinated.
    Join us at the 36th ward! Every Saturday from 12-5pm until December 18th.
    Si está buscando trabajo, CPS está contratando conserjes para puestos en toda la ciudad. ¡Reserve la fecha para esta feria de empleo para obtener más información! If you're seeking work, CPS is hiring custodians for positions throughout the city. Save the date for this job fair to learn more!
    ¿Quieres mejorar el servicio de salud de tu comunidad? Es hora de hablar y hacerse escuchar. ¡Completa esta encuesta de 5 minutos para comunicarle a los hospitales de su área cuáles son sus prioridades de salud! https://bit.ly/2YV5GDI Want to improve the health of your local community? It’s time to make yourself heard. Take this 5-minute survey to tell hospitals in your area what your #healthpriorities are! https://bit.ly/2YV5GDI
    ¡Mira lo que se está cocinando en la Universidad de Padres! Regístrese hoy para nuestra próxima serie de cocina, Comprando, Rico y Sano. Aprenderemos cómo revisar la tabla nutricional de alimentos y cómo incluir frutas y verduras de temporada en su plato dentro de su presupuesto. Con el apoyo de UnidosUS
    Thank you Reboyras Ariel Alderman for your support of $5M for Chicago's Legal Protection Fund!
    Do you love working with students? Invest in the future of Belmont Cragin: join our youth team! We're seeking a new Youth Coordinator to help manage our Sustainable Community Schools program provided in partnership with Steinmetz College Prep. We're aiming to interview the week of October 25th, apply today or share with a friend!
    Alderman Felix Cardona, Jr. supports $5M for Chicago's Legal Protection Fund. Thank you for your continued support of immigrants in Chicago!
    Special thanks to Alderman Gilbert Villegas, who supports $5M for Chicago's Legal Protection Fund, a city initiative that has helped Chicagoans from around the world defend their rights and access new protections!
    "Quiero que la gente sepa que tiene un lugar a dónde ir y que no está solos." - Maricarmen Zavala, Rapid Response Team Can we just take a moment to shoutout our Rapid Response Team? These folks continue to serve on the frontlines of this pandemic connecting Belmont Cragin families with the vaccine, PPE, testing info, and other valuable resources. For everything this team has done for us, here's one thing you can do for them: get the vaccine. Find your dose: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid19-vaccine/home/vaccine-finder.html
    Want to improve your computer skills? Parent University is here to help! Sign up for this self-paced computer literacy class you can take from the comfort of your own home. Presented by Northstar Digital Literacy. Register today: https://forms.gle/sUM2sXRLebFzSAni6
    Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. You need the right team behind you to make an educated decision. We can help! Join us Sun. October 10th for a special 6-hour workshop co-hosted with CIBC. We'll explore the home buying process from start to finish. Learn about building your credit, loan options, and earn the certificate needed for down payment assistance!