The Township offers financial assistance to families and individuals in need. The following are brief descriptions of the various types of assistance. For further information please contact the Township at (630) 355-2786
General Assistance is administered to individuals or families in need who meet the financial and non-financial requirements and who have exhausted all other means of assistance. They must be currently seeking full time employment or be pending disability. Applications are taken at the Township Office by appointment.
Emergency Assistance is administered to persons once in a twelve month period with a lifetime maximum of 5 times. Applicant must be a Township resident who has received a utilities disconnection notice (not for non-payment of deposit), and/or a five day notice on rent or behind on mortgage payments. Applications are taken at the Township Office by appointment.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP helps income-eligible households pay their heating utility bills. Applications are taken at the Township Office beginning September 1 for seniors and disabled individuals, October 1 for seniors, disabled individuals and families with children under 5 years of age, and November 1 for all who are income-eligible. This program ends for each season on May 31st or until funds are exhausted.
Seniors and disabled individuals who meet the financial eligibility guidelines can receive license plate renewal discounts and RTA Ride Free cards for Metra and CTA buses. Contact Senior Services for details: (630) 355-2786 x4403.
Tax Deferral Applications
This program allows eligible seniors to defer all or part of their taxes each year they qualify. Taxes are deferred until the property is sold or after the taxpayer's death. 80% of the value of the property may be deferred. To qualify you must be 65 by June, have a total household income of $25,000 or less. Also you must have lived at the residence for at least three years, own the property, have no delinquent real estate taxes on the property, and have fire and casualty insurance on the property. Contact the Assessor's Office for details. (630) 355-2444
Funds for the City of Naperville are issued through the Township. These limited funds are used to ease an applicant's financial crisis, which could result in utility disconnection (however utility deposits are not paid), lack of medication, or eviction.
A not-for profit organization that provides medical care for low-income people who have no health insurance. Access DuPage is not an insurance program, nor is it a substitute for good health insurance. But if you are without healthcare, do not qualify for any other health insurance including the Affordable Care Act, and meet the eligibility criteria, Access DuPage may provide you with primary care services at a small cost until you become insured. Applications are taken at the Township Office by appointment.
NICOR “Sharing” is designed to assist households with income between 150 and 250 percent of the federal poverty level with their NICOR residential heating bill. The program is funded through the generous donations of NICOR customers and employees. Individuals must be ineligible for LIHEAP and can apply one time each calendar year. Call the Township for more information.
Affordable Care Act
The Township has a Certified Application Counselor to assist with the enrollment process and/or answer healthcare questions.
The Township has trained staff and volunteer counselors to answer any questions and provide you with information you need to make educated decisions about your insurance. Call the Township for an appointment.