Data Protection and Privacy

This website is maintained by DePaul University's Institute for Housing Studies (IHS) and provides vital housing data, maps and resource for Cook County, Illinois. These pages contain a wealth of information about the county's housing, socio-economic, and market data, maps, findings, trends, projects etc. that may be used by researchers, community organizations, funders, developers, real estate agencies, banks and government agencies, and the general public. The website also provides information about the surveys conducted and other information that may be available.

Privacy Statement

DePaul University is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Personally identifiable information that you may provide when using this website will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Because we may change this Privacy Statement by updating this page, you should check this page from time to time.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and Job related information;
  • Contact information including email address;
  • Organizations with which you are affiliated with and job title; and
  • Other information that may be relevant to data sharing.

Use of your personal information

We will not sell or otherwise distribute individually identifiable personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to provide you with better service and to share data or data related services.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of this website.

Security Statement

We are committed to using reasonable measures to ensure that personal information that you provide during your use of this website is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to secure information collected.

Other Information

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. We do not control these websites. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the privacy and security of any information that you may provide when you visit those sites. Please exercise caution and read the policies of those websites carefully.

If you believe that we have any of your personal information that is incorrect or incomplete, you may write or email us at