List of Programs
Owner-Occupied Single-Family Rehabilitation
This program helps homeowners correct code violations and address long-overdue repairs that affect the health or safety of their families. Improvements include basic structural repairs, roof, doors & windows, electrical, plumbing, heating, and weatherization. Energy Star materials are required where applicable.
Rental Assistance & Counseling
Renters can gain from better knowledge of their financial obligations while landlords will see the advantages of a well-informed tenant through decreases in late or missed payments, longer rental terms, and a more stable property environment. Topics will cover understanding lease terms, personal budgeting, credit management and more.
For further information, contact North West Housing Partnership at 847-969-0561.
Free Monthly Homebuyer Education Workshops
North West Housing Partnership provides an extensive all day free seminar on all aspects of home buying. They are lead by our team of HUD Certified Housing Counselors. They also include professionals from fields that touch real estate such as attorneys, insurance agents, mortgage companies, inspectors and more. Attendees also learn how to receive and qualify for down payment assistance programs. Several are available. A wealth of information for homebuyers is provided at this workshop. If you need assistance to complete forms etc., contact NWHP at 847-969-0561.
Home Repair Accessibility Programs
The Home Repair Accessibility Program (HRAP) is now available in Cook, Kane, and DuPage Counties and is being administered by NWHP. This program is funded by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to help homeowners address long overdue home accessibility issues that affect the health or safety of their families. Low-Income Homeowners may qualify for a grant of up to $25,000 for in-home modification, performed by professional contractors. Grant is forgivable after 5 years. In addition, IHDA funds a home repair and roof repair only program. These programs are in high demand and often have a waiting list. Please call Michelle Hill for further information at 847-969-0561.
Lead Hazard Reduction Program
The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are working together to inspect homes and fix homes in suburban Cook County.
A family may qualify for this program if their income is below the program limit and if lead hazards are found in their home. If lead hazards are found in your home, CCDPH will work with a licensed contractor to fix the hazards, at no cost to you. Work that is typically done to fix lead hazards includes painting, replacing windows, or other home repair work to remove lead paint. See links below for further information. Call or email Debbie at 847-969-0561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North West Housing Partnership operates a “Handyman Program” for those who are 60+ in need of minor repairs to their home. This program was initiated by the Northwest Suburban Housing Collaborative in 2014 and is made up of the communities listed below. Starting in late 2017, the program added all towns in Palatine and Wheeling Townships, and Oak Park Township.
Funding in whole or in part is being provided by Age Options, Oak Park Township, the Village of Oak Park and the city of Des Plaines with support from the Associated Bank and NWHP.
The senior Handyman Program is available to all seniors 60+ and seniors with the greatest economic and social needs, low-moderate income residents, and persons with limited English proficiency.
This program is only for residents of:
Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Palatine, and Rolling Meadows, Des Plaines, as well as all other towns in Palatine and Wheeling Townships, and Oak Park Township which includes Oak Park and River Forest.
For additional information about the Senior Handyman Program call (847) 969 0561.
NWHP started this program in 2019 in partnership Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. CAPABLE stands for Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders, and was developed by John Hopkins University School of Nursing. This program is for seniors 65 and older and is available in most of the communities served by the Handyman program.
CAPABLE service areas include: Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Mt. Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Palatine Township, and Wheeling Township.
The program offers an Occupational Therapist and a Nurse who will visit the senior, along with a handyman to make repairs that are geared towards the home being safe to occupy. The services of the nurse and Occupational Therapist are free of charge. There may be a nominal fee for the handyman depending on household income.
For more info call 847-969-0561 or see the flyer.
Elderwerks Senior Resource Directory
The Elderwerks Senior Resource Directory contains information on local and federal programming, supportive services, senior communities, and agencies that assist seniors. This Directory has been designed to help you at home. Elderwerks Consultants are available, at no cost to you, to assist with home care services and other services.
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Housing Resources and Referrals
Housing Resources and Referrals
Here is a list of affordable housing resources and referral agencies that may be helpful. For further information on any of the programs listed, please call NWHP at 847-969-0561.
A HUD-approved Housing Counseling agency.
NWHP staff frequently give presentations at community events. A member of NWHP ‘s staff can speak at your organization, business, or library on our affordable housing programs. Please call us to arrange a presentation, 847-969-0561
Below are a few NWHP forms for you to download;
If you need assistance to complete the forms or further information, please NWHP at 847.696.0561. Can email or fax the forms to: 847-969-0564