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Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Will County Executive

I am honored to serve as your Will County Executive. As a lifelong resident of this great county, I have witnessed many changes as we have evolved from an ag-community to a major hub in the global distribution market.  I am dedicated to building upon this status but I am equally dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for the nearly 700,000 residents and thousands of businesses and organizations that call Will County home. 

Please explore our website which is filled with important information about services and departments within the County Executive office as well as connections to other county officials’ websites.

Will County is diverse, vibrant, and filled with hard-working people. We have room to grow and we look forward to a great future. 
 

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive

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Will County Received $28.4 Million in Rental Assistance Applications from Landlords and Tenants
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Will County Received $28.4 Million in Rental Assistance Applications from Landlords and Tenants

NEXT APPLICATION PHASE SET TO OPEN JUNE 28

JOLIET – Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced today that 2,607 completed applications totaling $28,469,349 in rental assistance have been received through the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) during the first phase of the relief initiative.

“Will County has been working hard to provide families and landlords relief from the effects of the pandemic,” said Bertino-Tarrant. “The response by landlords during the first phase of the relief roll out for rental assistance demonstrates the need to help keep families in homes and provide landlords relief from past due rent.”

The ILRPP is being administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) on behalf of Will County. The first phase of the program was for landlord led applications and closed June 8.

IHDA is continuing to review applications as quickly as possible and is prioritizing requests for tenants who are unemployed and those with very-low household incomes. To date, $3,330,279.04 has been disbursed to landlords in Will County.

Tenants will be able to apply directly for relief online at www.ILRPP.IHDA.org beginning Monday, June 28. Applications will close July 18.

Applicants are eligible for up to 15 months of assistance. The grant can cover the past due rent from the previous 12 months and future rental assistance for the next three months, if deemed necessary. The maximum grant amount is $25,000. Payments are made directly to the landlord.

“The goal of this program is to help as many people as possible,” said Bertino-Tarrant. “It can be the lifeline to keeping families in homes and helping them get back on their feet.”

Residents of Will County who need assistance in applying can contact the following local agencies who will work with them to ensure all the requirements are completed:
 South Suburban Housing Center in Homewood www.southsuburbanhousingcenter.org
 Holsten Human Capital Development in Joliet www.hhcd.org
 Spanish Community Center in Joliet www.spanishcenter.org
 Will County Center for Community Concerns in Joliet www.wcccc.net
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