- Resources for Residents
- Housing Assistance Programs
Housing Assistance Programs
The Village of Bensenville is committed to ensuring all residents have access to safe and equitable housing. Below are various housing programs and initiatives supported by the Village that are available to our residents.
**COVID-19 HOUSING RESOURCES**
Please visit the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s website to find information regarding the State’s numerous housing resources offered to assist renters and homeowners alike who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources include rental assistance, information on evictions moratoriums, and much more.
The Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program is designed to help residents over the age of 60 to maintain their independence by providing in-home and community-based services as alternatives to nursing home placement.
Residential Energy Efficiency & Assistance Programs
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) offers this webpage to provide information regarding residential energy efficiency and assistance programs available to residents.
The purpose of this program, offered by DuPage County, is to stabilize individuals and families in their existing homes, shorten the amount of time families and individuals stay in shelter, and assist individuals and families with securing affordable housing.
Illinois Housing Development Authority
IHDA offers various counseling programs to potential homeowners and renters.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
DuPage County offers this program to assist low-income households by offsetting the rising cost of home energy through direct financial assistance, energy counseling, outreach and education. An overdue bill or disconnect notice is not required to receive LIHEAP assistance. Emergency assistance is available to eligible households whose utility service is in danger of disconnection or has been disconnected and for homeowners whose furnace is non-operational or determined unsafe to operate.
Single-Family Rehabilitation Program
DuPage County’s Single-Family Rehabilitation Program provides funding up to $15,000 to eligible application-homeowners for home repair and improvements to correct code violations, address health and safety issues, provide accessibility improvements and fix system failures.
This program offered by DuPage County offers eligible households energy efficiency upgrades in their residence. A comprehensive computerized whole house energy audit is conducted to determine which specific services are appropriate.