Housing Assistance In elgin, IL And Vicinity

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Hanover Township Izaak Walton Center

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Contact
899 Jay St
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-8329

Description
The Hanover Township's Elgin Office provides Cook County Elgin residents with easy access to township programs and services *The Welfare Department is on site on Mondays to provide access to local, state and federal welfare programs, including LIHEAP. *On Tuesdays a community health nurse provides health screenings and events. *Tuesday and Wednesday evenings Youth and Family Services provides a therapist to see families *Tuesday evening there is tutoring for children *On Wednesday, senior services staff help with social service needs In addition, Senior activities are offered throughout the week *On Fridays the Assessor is in and anyone can walk in to talk about their tax assessment * Food is available on an emergency basis only during the week for Cook County Elgin residents For specific information on all services and to make appointments, please call the departments directly - see Contacts tab for all numbers Also available: voter registration and notary public Spanish is spoken.

Hours
Office: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday; Tuesdays: Youth and Family Services counseling: 4:30 pm-9:00 pm; Tutoring 5:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Eligibility
Cook County Elgin residents.

Documents Required
Call each main department to make an appointment directly to make an appointment at the Elgin office with Welfare, Senior, Youth and Family and Community Health Departments. Assessor available for walk ins.

Area Served
Cook County

Salvation Army Citadel Corps

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Contact
316 Douglas Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 741-2304

Description
The Salvation Army in Elgin provides financial assistance for utilities and rent when funding is available. Emergency food assistance is available M-F, but main food pantry distribution is held every Friday. Clothing referrals may be given two times a year or once every six months. Client needs a voucher, picture ID, and proof of address. Other programs include the state-wide Nicor Sharing Program for gas utility assistance and a Latino literacy program. A satellite office is located in Carpentersville - see additional listing. Services in English and Spanish.

Hours
Emergency Food Pantry: 9 am-3:30 pm Monday-Thursday; Client's Choice Food Pantry 10:00 am-12:00 pm Friday; Clothing services: 9 am-11 am and 1 pm- 3:30 pm.

Eligibility
Residents of Elgin, South Elgin, Carpentersville, East and West Dundee, and Hampshire. Must provide photo ID proof of Kane County Residency or Elgin-Cook County Residency.

Documents Required
The client must provide a photo identification card and proof of address.

Area Served
Kane County

Elgin Twp Supervisor

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Contact
729 S McLean Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 741-2045

Description
Elgin Township provides General Assistance for those who are ineligible for any other state or federal funding program Eligibility is based on financial need and township residency. They also provide Emergency Assistance for rent to prevent eviction and disconnection of utilities. They provide life sustaining prescriptions such as for diabetes, blood pressure, and heart medications (no assistance for pain or psychotropic prescriptions). They refer for social assistance and provide Voter registration and early voting for Kane County residents Household battery recycling is available as are Notary Public services They also are a member of TRIAD, a community partnership to enhance safety and services to seniors.

Hours
8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility
Must be an Elgin Township resident. Emergency Assistance: A person must demonstrate the ability to pay their next month's rent when seeking rent assistance. A disconnect status must exist to receive utility assistance (gas, electric, water). Income guidelines apply. General Assistance: Must be a single adult with little or no income.

Documents Required
Must pick up application and be scheduled for an interview at the office.

Area Served
Kane County

Jelke Creek Bird Sanctuary

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Contact
Boncosky Rd
Dundee, IL 60118
(847) 428-8092

Description
Dundee Township provides General Assistance for eligible residents, is responsible for maintaining township road district highways, bridges, and assessing all property within the township including the unincorporated areas Limited emergency financial assistance for rent or utilities for residents facing a utility turning off or eviction may be available to eligible township residents once every 18 months The Township also provides the registration and scheduling for the Ride In Kane transportation program for senior and disabled residents. **The Township operates and maintains two cemeteries and an 860 acre open space program The township includes West and East Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee, Gilberts and portions of Elgin, Barrington Hills, Hoffman Estates, and Algonquin.

Hours
Office: 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility
Dundee Township Residents only. Emergency funds for utility disconnections require a 5-day cut off notice; Emergency assistance for rent requires an eviction notice.

Documents Required
Call for an appointment. Documentation required for any financial assistance.

Area Served
Kane County


Hanover Township

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Contact
7431 Astor Ave
Hanover Park, IL 60133
(630) 540-9085

Description
Hanover Township provides services to individuals, families, couples, and seniors. **General Assistance provides a small cash grant to eligible persons *The Food Pantry provides food to residents once every 15 days, and also come once a week on Wednesday or Fridays for bread See website **The Emergency Assistance Program can provide financial assistance to eligible persons in cases of eviction and gas, electric, and/or water cut off notices **The Holiday Sponsor a Family program enables donors to provide gifts for specific families ** See Related Resources under Details tab for services for youth, families and Seniors in Hanover Township. **Services are available in Spanish.**Hanover Township encompasses the Cook County sections of Elgin, Bartlett, and Hanover Park, most of Streamwood, and unincorporated sections of Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. **Community resources can be found on the website under Resources.

Hours
Office: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday; Food Pantry: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm Tuesday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm Wednesday thru Friday, 9:00 am-11:30 am Saturday. Closed on Monday.

Eligibility
Must be a resident of Hanover Township. For General Assistance grant, the client cannot be eligible for any other state or federal assistance with the exception of medical assistance benefits.

Documents Required
Call for an appointment. For Food pantry, come in during hours --need a photo ID and a gas or electric bill to verify residency at intake.

Area Served
Cook County

Saint Vincent dePaul

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Contact
111 S Hubbard St
Algonquin, IL 60102
(847) 628-5161

Description
After receiving a phone call from a person in need, 2 members will make a home visit and provide emergency assistance, i.e. rent, utilities, medicine, etc. Calls will be returned within a few days after voicemail is left.

Hours
No set operation hours; leave message on answering machine.

Eligibility
No eligibility requirements.

Area Served
McHenry County

Lazarus House

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Contact
214 Walnut St
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(630) 587-5872

Description
The Outreach Program, funded by grants, provides rent and utility assistance to qualifying households. There is limited funding and there may be a wait-list.

Hours
Mon-Thu, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Area Served
Kane County

The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps & Joe K. Anderson Community Center

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Contact
1710 S 7th Ave
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-2769

Description
Tri-City Salvation Army provides an array of services to the residents of Batavia, Campton Hills, Geneva, St.Charles, and Wayne These include: **Social Services - assistance with food, rent, and utilities Prescription assistance and a food pantry are additional services **Tri-County Golden Diners lunches are served Monday-Friday ** After School program for children in grades K- 5, including a summer day camp **Adult pick-up sports - basketball and dodgeball **Health and education programs including exercise and fitness, health screenings, computer classes, and recreation. **Youth enrichment and character building programs, like scouting.**This location is also houses a WIC program of the Well Child Center, LIHEAP, and Food Stamp (SNAP) applications. **Services in English and Spanish.

Hours
Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday; Golden Diners lunches 11:15 am; Hours for other programs vary - see website or call for information.

Eligibility
Residents of Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, Campton Hills and Wayne. **For assistance services: proof of residency and persons residing in household, and evidence of a problem or need. Proof of address, social security cards or birth certificates for all family members, proof of income for all 18 and older. For housing and utility help, applicants need an eviction notice, and an actual eviction or shut off notice for utility assistance.

Documents Required
For social services, please contact Jennie New. For Community Center activities and after school program, please contact Carol Hedgren or register on-line. For Health and Education services, please contact Cathy Winters.

Area Served
Kane County


Barrington Township

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Contact
602 S Hough St
Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-5632

Description
Barrington Township Office administers General Assistance Programs to township residents which provide ongoing financial and medical assistance to qualifying persons for as long as their need exists. An application can sometimes be expedited if an emergency exists. The Township also offers Emergency Assistance, a separate program providing one time per year assistance to qualifying residents of the Township. Transient Assistance may be available. Food pantry also available to Township residents once per month. Barrington Township includes parts of Barrington, Barrington Hills, Inverness, Hoffman Estates and South Barrington. Rental and utility monies once in a 12 month period.

Hours
Office hours: 8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday; Food Pantry hours: 9:00 am-11:00 am & 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Monday- phone first.

Eligibility
To qualify for General Assistance, one must not be eligible for any other state or federal assistance program except Medicaid. The applicant is required to be a resident of Barrington Township. Also, there are numerous qualifications involving assets, income, and household composition.

Documents Required
Call for an appointment for General Assistance. For Food Pantry, call before visiting to be sure someone is there.

Area Served
Cook County

Geneva Twp General Assistance

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Contact
400 Wheeler Dr
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-3607

Description
Geneva Township General and Emergency Assistance is available for those who do not qualify for state assistance programs. This agency will pay vendor costs, rent, utilities, food, and some medical costs, as well as provide vouchers Emergency assistance can be provided once every year.

Hours
8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Eligibility
Based on family or individual qualifications. Must be a Geneva Township resident.

Documents Required
Please call to schedule an appointment or to obtain an application.

Area Served
Kane County