Rent, Mortgage & Utility Assistance

Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund Is Now Open

Assistance is available to Will County homeowners and tenants having trouble keeping up with their mortgage, rent or utility payments due to the economic hardships caused by COVID-19. Funds are available to those earning under 80% of the Area Median Income and at least one month behind on rent or mortgage. Utility assistance is also available for those who qualify.

REACH OUT FOR ASSISTANCE

In order to help residents find the type of assistance available to them, the County has employed the expertise of four local agencies.
All Will County residents can contact the agencies below, who will help you identify your eligibility for mortgage, rent and utility assistance. Please be aware there are several programs available and you may be required to provide proof of how COVID-19 has negatively impacted your ability to make mortgage, rent and utility payments.
Will County Center for
Community Concerns

2455 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet, IL 60543

Call today to get help!
Spanish Community Center

309 N. Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60432

Call today to get help!
Catholic Charities,
Diocese of Joliet

611 E Cass Street
Joliet, IL 60432

Call today to get help!
Community Services Council

at the Spanish Community Center
309 N. Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60432

440 Quadrangle Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Call today to get help!

Other housing assistance resources

Tenant Declaration Form

Governor Pritzker has extended the COVID-19 related Executive Orders for the Illinois Eviction Moratorium. This is intended to protect tenants who submit a signed Tenant Declaration Form from being evicted or removed from their residence through May 1, 2021. Under the Executive Order, tenants must complete the Tenant Declaration Form and provide it to their landlords.

If you need legal assistance including help with an eviction case

If you are experiencing homelessness and need shelter

If you are experiencing domestic abuse or violence

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline:
(815) 729-1228

24-Hour Sexual Assault Hotline:
(815) 730-8984

24-Hour Adult Protective Services Hotline:
(866) 800-1409

Program income limits vary by program. For reference, general income limits are as follows: