Housing Options

Housing Options.  Increase housing options and improve access to housing for all.  Communities are only as diverse as thier housing stock. Having housing options creates inclusive communities and supports economic development.

HOW: Developing programs to improve access including Downpayment assistance, Tenant Based Rental Assistance, affordable housing development, affordable housing preservation and rehabilitation, and eviction diversion.

Downpayment Assistance Program

Will County Home Consortium, in conjunction with Will County Center for Community Concerns, created the Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program to help improve access to housing by making homes affordable and in reach for those earning less than 80% Area Meadian Income. This program is designed to assist income eligible individuals purchasing homes within Will County with up to $25,000 of Down Payment, Closing Costs and Gap Purchase assistance. With no minimum credit score necessary, this can also be layered with IHDA or other Down Payment Assistance programs.  Lenders and realtors interested in learning more can reach out to Jackie Lozada at jlozada@willcountylanduse.com



Eviction Diversion Program