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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

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DuPage County Human Services - Housing Assistance

The purpose of this program is to link the family or individual to services that may prevent homelessness. These services may include financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments and referral to appropriate other sources.

DuPage C.R.I.S. (Community Resource Information System)

DuPage C.R.I.S. is a comprehensive guide to the community resources in the local area. It includes an overview of social services, how to obtain community services, and some examples of major service providers in each area. A Service Index is provided classified according to service specializations. Agency profiles include address, phone numbers, web, and email addresses, hours, disability access, fees, eligibility requirements, and service descriptions.

HOPE Fair Housing

HOPE, a non-profit agency, works to ensure that all people may freely choose a place to five without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or because they have children in their family.

DuPage County  Senior Services

DuPage County offers a number of programs directed at protecting the lives of DuPage County senior citizens and ensuring they receive the services for which they qualify.  Senior Citizen Services assists DuPage County residents, aged 60 and older, as they are faced by the challenges of aging.  Senior Citizen Services is funded through the Illinois Department on Aging and the Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging to serve as the designated Case Coordination Unit for DuPage County.  The Unit publishes the Senior Citizens Resource Directory, the Long Term Care Facilities Directory and the Senior Housing Directory.  All programs are funded through the Illinois Department on Aging, Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging and DuPage County.

  • Information and Assistance - provides information to seniors, their families and other community agencies on how to access programs, services and benefits that are available to older individuals
  • Choices for Care - provides a consultation to all nursing facility applicants
  • Community Care Program (CCP) - offers affordable help for the activities of daily living that a senior can no longer manage on their own
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect Program - responds to all reports of suspected abuse of persons over the age of 60 in DuPage County that occurred to a domestic setting and works to help resolve the abusive situation
  • Family Caregiver Resource Center - gives caregivers in DuPage County access to services that can include respite care (services that give caregivers a rest), home modification, assistive devices, transportation and financial assistance
  • Home Delivered Meals - for homebound seniors who are unable to shop, prepare meals, or attend a Senior Dining Center
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program - designed to protect and promote the rights and quality of life for those persons who reside in long term care facilities and in licensed assisted living facilities
  • Money Management Program - trained volunteers act as Bill Payers sorting mail, balancing checkbooks and helping access outside resources; Representative Payees work with the Money Management Coordinator to make decisions about client's money when clients are not able to and are allowed to sign checks; monitors visit clients every three months to ensure the programs integrity and check accounts; and office volunteers assist the coordinator with mailings, filings and phone calls
  • Outreach Visits - visits to the elderly when face-to-face assistance is needed. Provides information on available resources, helps apply for benefits and attempts to obtain appropriate services

DuPage  County  Tax  Help for  Senior  Citizens

Information and application information for various senior citizens’ programs, including:  

  • Senior Exemption
  • Senior Assessment Freeze Exemption
  • Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Program
  • Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act (Illinois Circuit Breaker)

Low-Income  Home Energy  Assistance Program  (LIHEAP)

Assists low-income households by offsetting the rising cost of home energy through direct financial assistance, energy counseling, outreach and education. An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required to receive LIHEAP assistance once per year. Emergency assistance is available to eligible households whose utility service has been disconnected and for homeowners whose furnace is non-operational or determined unsafe to operate.

U.S.  Department  of Housing  and  Urban Development(HUD)

HUD's mission is to expand homeownership, increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination, support community development and address the housing needs of society’s most vulnerable.

Illinois  Department  of Commerce  and Economic  Opportunity  (DCEO)

DCEO administers a wide array of programs and services designed to help Illinois businesses thrive in the global economy. Whether it's offering expansion incentives, technology support services, access to capital, global marketing expertise, or job training and education for workers, DCEO is committed to forging partnerships with the private sector in an effort to build upon Illinois' reputation as a center for business and industry. This includes a strong emphasis on programs designed to provide small businesses -- particularly minority and female entrepreneurs -- with the resources they need to succeed.

Illinois  Housing Development  Authority (IHDA)

The Illinois Housing Development Authority finances the creation and the preservation of affordable housing throughout the state to increase the supply of decent and safe places for people of low or moderate means to live.  Information includes:

  • Direct Loan Multifamily Financing
  • Federal HOME Funds
  • Federal Housing Tax Credits
  • State Housing Tax Credits
  • State of Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Funds
  • Preservation Funding

Illinois Fair Housing Network

The Illinois Fair Housing Network on the Internet was created by the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) to bring Illinois fair housing agencies and resources to the Internet users.

AIM-CIL - Achieving Independence & Mobility

The DuPage Center empowers persons with disabilities to become independent, equal members of society through Advocacy Services, Information & Referral, Peer Support, and independent Living Skills Training.

Illinois Center  for Independent  Living 

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL) is a statewide organization made up of 24 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Illinois. INCIL coordinates the activities and efforts of all CILs, resulting in a stronger, more unified voice to promote the needs and priorities of the CILs and the people they serve. Operated by the executive directors of these CILs, this aggressive core of leadership advocates for and works to ensure that all people are treated with respect and given the same opportunities in life, regardless of their abilities.

Illinois  Department  of Human  Services

DHS helps Illinois families achieve self-sufficiency, independence and health to the maximum extent possible. DHS improves the quality of life of thousands of Illinois families by providing an array of comprehensive, coordinated services through:

  • community health and prevention programs,
  • programs for persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness, or substance abuse problems,
  • employment, training, and independent living programs for persons with disabilities, and
  • financial support, employment and training programs, and child care, and other family services for low-income families.

HUD Grant Links