There are many programs offering assistance for utilities. Township staff can help determine eligibility and help apply. If you are 55+ or a person with a disability call 847-285-4541. All other residents should call 847-285-4503 whether at risk for shut off or have difficulty keeping up with utility expenses.
Emergency Assistance provides financial support through a crisis circumstance such as a utility disconnection. Applicants must be a resident of the Township and a U.S. citizen or qualified immigrant. Emergency Assistance can be issued once in any twenty-four (24) month period. Program guidelines are established by the Township Supervisor and administered by the Welfare Services Department.
The Furnace Repair and Replacement Program is available to LIHEAP-eligible households with heating systems that aren’t working or are unsafe.
This federally funded program is designed to assist low-income eligible households with heating and cooling bills. The program has household income eligibility requirements at a maximum of 200% FPL. The program year began October 2, 2023, and is slated to run through August 15, 2024, or when funds are exhausted. A household can only apply once in a program year.
This program assists households in becoming more energy efficient to help reduce heating and cooling costs and to address health and safety issues for income eligible residents.
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