Affiliate Support Organization

Habitat for Humanity is at work in over 70 countries and over 1,000 communities in the United States. We are the world’s largest non-profit housing developer. Working in many different areas, with many different challenges, we are all One Habitat.

The ASO Model

As an “Affiliate Support Organization” (ASO), Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity is a separately incorporated non-profit organization charged with supporting the work of Habitat for Humanity’s eight affiliates in the region. Chicagoland Habitat joins ASOs in 30 states, in strengthening and supporting the work of local Habitat affiliates.

We perform this support function by coordinating regional resource development efforts, coordinating regional marketing and awareness efforts, and providing training, technical assistance, and shared services. We do not build, sell or repair homes nor operate a ReStore. If you are looking for Home Ownership or Home Repair Programs go to Find Your Affiliate.

Generating Impact

In 2022, Chicagoland Habitat worked with local affiliates and other key stakeholders to develop a new multi-year strategic plan for the organization. The FY23-25 Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity Strategic Plan charts a course to leverage our collective strengths and opportunities to serve more families.

Some of Chicagoland Habitat’s key initiatives over the next three years include:

  • Aligning all affiliates with a regional marketing calendar, and leading metro-wide social media and digital marketing efforts
  • Leading or assisting in the submission of larger and/or multi-affiliate grant applications to support affiliates’ home building and home repair efforts
  • Becoming a Community Development Financing Institution (CDFI) to assist affiliates in securing new sources of flexible, low-cost capital.
  • Launching a centrally supported repair program
  • Supporting affiliates in developing and implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plans

Individual Tickets

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First Look for Charity 2023 Tickets

Official Hotel


Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place as the official hotel for the 2023 Chicago Auto Show.

Just a 5-minute indoor walk from the McCormick Place show floor, experience modern guestrooms and sweeping views of the Chicago Skyline. Overnight guests of the hotel will receive a 15% discount at our multiple on-site food and beverage outlets.

The negotiated rate for First Look for Charity, scheduled for Friday, February 10 is $143*. Internet and health club/pool access is included with the price of the room.

Vehicle Giveaway

One highlight of the First Look for Charity is the vehicle giveaway. Over the years, lucky winners have driven off with the keys to 50 vehicles, including a Chevrolet Corvette and Dodge Viper. Any attendee who has purchased a ticket is eligible to win. However, the winner must be present at the time of the drawing.

This year, the giveaway vehicles are a 2023 Honda CR-V Touring Hybrid or a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. Winner must be present at the time of the drawing.

[1] A random drawing of ticket stubs for all attendees at the First Look for Charity Event with be made upon open stage during the course of the event. Vehicle(s) will be awarded at that time. If the owner of the winning ticket stub drawn fails to claim prize within a reasonable time, as determined solely by the Chicago Auto Trade Association, his right to the vehicle will be forfeited and an additional ticket stub will be drawn. The odds of winning depend upon the number of ticket stubs collected. Substitutions for the vehicle are not permitted; there are no cash award alternatives. Void where prohibited by law. Winner agrees to permit the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation to use his/her picture for future publicity and promotion without compensation. Winner further agrees to provide name, address and Social Security number to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation, and to be responsible for any and all taxes, including Federal and State income taxes, state and local sales taxes or excise taxes, as applicable. Winner further acknowledges that he/she will be provided a Federal Form 1099 at year end indicating the full value of the prize awarded.