Aimed at increasing the availability, accessibility and/or quality of life and public services for thousands of Illinois families. Illinois residents can apply for cash assistance, medical and food stamp benefits online.
Serves the homeless, including families. Shelter and support services of laundry, showers, and lunch to registered guests. The Transitional living community is a two-year program for men, women or families. 659 S. River St. Aurora, IL 60506 – 630-897-2156
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly Food Stamps, still using the Illinois Link card). SNAP helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. The program is managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Department of Human Services administers the program in Illinois.
WIC is a food assistance program for women, infants, and children. It helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. Eligibility includes women and their children who are pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby, infants and children under 5 years old (including foster children), and families with a low to medium income.
Food assistance program for women, infants, and children which can provide special checks to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from farmers markets and roadside stands.
NIFB provides fresh and packaged food to more than 520 food assistance sites, including soup kitchens, pantries, childcare agencies, shelters and after-school snack programs.
Discount Drug Card for Residents of Kane County
1630 West Plum St., Aurora, IL 60506 – 630-859-7210
Provides rental assistance vouchers for residents of DuPage County through a program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
711 East Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 – 630-690-3555
Provides rental assistance vouchers for residents of Kendall County through a program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
4365 Tuma Road, Yorkville, IL 630-553-3375
Sponsored by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, the Illinois Homeowner Assistance Initiative helps homeowners who are having trouble paying their mortgages, are facing foreclosure, or may have been a victim of mortgage fraud.
The Homeowner Protection Act gives homeowners facing foreclosure time to fix their loans so they can stay in their homes. Link provides information about the Act provided by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
IDFPR Toll Free Hotline – 800-532-8785
Links to federal housing programs and information specific to Illinois.
City of Aurora-sponsored financial counseling agency, Family Counseling Services, provides information on avoiding foreclosure. 70 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506 – 630-844-2662
Joseph Corporation is a nonprofit organization that works with families through all stages of becoming a homeowner: credit and budget counseling, education about the homeownership process, mortgage counseling, and post-purchase counseling.
32 S. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505 – 630-906-9400
PLEASE NOTE: The purpose of this list is to offer a selection of sites that will give most users a starting point. If you need additional information please ask at the Career Center Desk at the Main Library and we can provide additional resources.
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