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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Emergency Mortgage Assistance and Other COVID-19 Resources

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Mortgage Assistance from Cook County

Calling all suburban Cook County homeowners! Do you need help getting back on your feet after suffering a financial setback because of the pandemic? The Cook County COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance program is here to help. Funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the program pays one to three months of overdue or future mortgage payments for income-eligible households.  Payments will be made directly to mortgage servicers up to a total of $10,000. The Cook County COVID-19 Recovery program offers mortgage relief starting Oct 9 through October 16.  Go here [] for details

ComEd’s Customer-Assistance Package

ComEd has announced the availability of new and continued financial assistance options for customers affected by the pandemic, ranging from grants of up to $500 to more flexible payment options.

Assistance includes:

  • Extended suspension of disconnections
  • Bill assistance for eligible low-income customers
  • More flexible payment arrangements
  • Extended fee relief
  • Flexible payment options
  • CARE Financial Assistance Grants
  • Supplemental arrearage assistance

More information

Nicor Home Energy Assistance Program

More information

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible low-income households pay for home energy services, including heating, gas, propane and electricity. LIHEAP income eligibility is up to 200 percent of the federal poverty line.

Income eligible households may also submit a pre-application for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding that can help pay for rent, temporary shelter, food, and other household necessities. CSBG income eligibility is also up to 200 percent of the federal poverty line.

Fill out a pre-application online at More information.

Agencies Available to Assist Skokie Residents with Housing Assistance Applications

Center of Concern
1665 Elk Boulevard
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

Connections for the Homeless
2121 Dewey Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

Northwest Compass, Inc.
1300 West Northwest Highway
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Open Communities
922 Davis Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201

For questions about housing assistance, please contact:
Skokie Human Services

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Housing Assistance to People Affected by COVID-19

See more information on the program - details below.

CVLS COVID Housing Relief Flyer (JGPG)

Niles Township Food Pantry Information Energy 

See information about the Niles Township Food Pantry resources.

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