Rent, Mortgage & Utility Assistance

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.

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

Will County is working with four partner agencies to coordinate housing assistance resources. Please click on one of the following agencies below to learn more and apply for assistance.

Will County Center for Community Concerns

2455 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet, IL 60543

Spanish Community Center

309 N. Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL 60432

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

611 E Cass Street
Joliet, IL 60432

Community Services Council

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

815-886-5000, x1004

440 Quadrangle Drive
Bolingbrook, IL 60440


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