Home Owner Assistance Programs

Senior Housing Assistance Program

The City of Wheaton and their Housing Commission sponsor a program to give monthly financial assistance to senior residents who qualify. For more information visit the City’s Housing Commission webpage or contact Lindsay Qualkenbush at the City of Wheaton at 630-260-2019 / lqualkenbush@wheaton.il.us.

 Senior Citizen/Disabled Person’s Homestead Exemption 

Reduces the net taxable assessed value of a property. For more information please visit the State of Illinois Department of Revenue website or contact them directly at 800-732-8866.

 Senior Citizens’ Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption

Provides seniors with limited income protection against real estate tax increases. For more information please visit the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments website or contact them directly at 630-407-5858.

 Senior Citizens’ Real Estate Tax Deferral Program

Provides tax relief for qualified senior citizens by allowing deferral of property tax on their principal residence. For more information please visit the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments website or contact them directly at 630.407.5858.

Senior Serve

DuPage County Treasurer’s Office assists seniors to manage their property tax bill. For more information please visit the DuPage County Treasurer website or contact them directly at 630-407-5900.

 Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP)

Offers eligible households the ability to save fuel and money by improving the energy conservation of the individual’s home or furnace. For more information please visit the DuPage County Community Services website or contact them directly at 630.407-6500.

 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 

Assistance to help low-income households pay for energy services. For more information please visit the Illinois Department of Commerce website or contact them directly at 877-411-9276.

Home and Community Based Services Waiver Program 

Program that provides services that allow individuals to remain in their home or live in a community setting. For more information please visit the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services website or contact them directly at 217-782-1200.