Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2024

Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2024

Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2024

The Will County Center for Community Concerns is offering a limited number of $1,000 scholarships to income-eligible residents of Will County. Scholarship funding is provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Community Service Block Grant.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must reside in Will County, meet income guidelines, provide the requested information on the application and attend an accredited institution of higher education during the 2024 calendar year.

Applications will be available Tuesday January 16, 2024 at 2455 Glenwood Ave, Joliet and on the website. (Coming soon).

Completed applications must be returned by Monday February 26, 2024 (3:30 pm). Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered for award.

More information

For further information, questions or to receive an application by email, please call: (815) 722-0722 or email assistance@wcccc.net

WCCCC Are Pre-Qualifying Contractors To Perform Weatherization Services On Homes Within Will County

WCCCC Are Pre-Qualifying Contractors To Perform Weatherization Services On Homes Within Will County

WCCCC is Pre-Qualifying Contractors To Perform Weatherization Services On Homes Within Will County

Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC) an IHWAP grantee in Will are pre-qualifying contractors to perform weatherization services on approximately 150 homes within the county. We are requesting experienced specialty HVAC, plumbing, roofing, electrical and architectural contractors. This work will include air-sealing, insulating attics and walls, repair or replace heating and cooling systems, and making incidental repairs and installing health and safety items related to the weatherization program. The work will need to be completed during the program year which begins October 1, 2023 and ends September 30, 2024.

The contractor(s) that demonstrates qualifications and achieves a minimum numerical score according to the rating criteria established by the agencies, will be considered a qualified contractor and will potentially be eligible for a contract to provide the weatherization services. In some cases, specific professional certifications or trainings may be required for eligibility to participate in the program as an installer. At a minimum, contractors will be required to agree to adhere to weatherization standards set forth by the state and federal funding.

Informational Meeting

WCCCC will be holding an in person informational meeting Friday, July 5, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Submitting a Proposal

All contractors interested in submitting a proposal must contact WCCCC by July 14, 2023 to submit a Notification of Interest. WCCCC will disseminate proposal packets to be completed by the contractor electronically. All proposals are due by Friday, July 28, 2023 and should be submitted electronically to the agency contact.

Informational Meeting:

Friday, July 5
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CST
RSVP by July 5 to: kbell@wcccc.net

Will County Center for Community Concerns

Contact:
Tamra Bienemann
2455 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
815-722-0722
tbienemann@wcccc.net

Type of Contractor (Mechanical, Architectural)
General

An equal opportunity employer.

Healthy Families Healthy Homes Community Fun Fair

Healthy Families Healthy Homes Community Fun Fair

Healthy Families Healthy Homes Community Fun Fair

SATURDAY APRIL 29, 2023
10AM TO 2PM

Will County Center for Community Concerns
2455 Glenwood Ave
Joliet, IL

Join us for a FREE family Fun Day of:

  • Community Resources
  • Fresh Food Baskets for the first 150 families
  • Face Painting, Balloon Art
  • Free Raffle
  • Refreshments
  • Joliet Fire Truck
  • Star 96.7
  • Hair Cuts

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Sponsored by:
Aetna Better Health
After the Peanut
Agape Missions
Alliance Therapy Dogs
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
Disability Resource Center
Harvey Brooks Foundation
Home Depot
Huntington National Bank
Illinois Nutrition Education SNAP-Ed
Joliet Bank & Trust/Old Plank Trail
Joliet Township Government
Midland Bank
Morning Star Mission
NAMI Will-Grundy
Prairie State Legal
Sertoma Speech & Hearing Center
Trinity Services
TRIO—Governors State
Will County Executive Office
Will County Health Dept.
Will County Land Use
Work Force Services

WCCCC Staff holding DOT Foods check for Healthy Families Healthy Homes Community Fun Fair Event

Information & Registration

Registration for Food Basket is Recommended!

For More Information & To Register Call: 815-722-0722

Will County Center for Community Concerns Receives Contribution 
from Midland States Bank Foundation

Will County Center for Community Concerns Receives Contribution 
from Midland States Bank Foundation

Will County Center for Community Concerns Receives Contribution from Midland States Bank Foundation

Will County Center for Community Concerns is pleased to announce a $5,000.00 contribution by Midland States Bank. The grant, provided by the Midland States Bank Foundation, will support Will County Center for Community Concerns Programs.

This grant will allow WCCCC to serve customers through our Healthy Families, Healthy Homes Family Fun Day and Holiday Food Basket Program. Each year WCCCC hosts these events and give groceries away to families in need. The Healthy Family, Healthy Homes event is a Family Fun Day where WCCCC invites the community to our office to gather information from many agencies in the area. At the Holiday Food Basket Program families receive food for a holiday meal, coats, hats, gloves, and toys for the children in the family. The families also have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and make a holiday craft.

“Together with our Community Impact Investment Statement, the Midland States Bank Foundation is a powerful way for us to give back to our communities,” commented Jeffrey G. Ludwig, President and CEO of Midland States Bancorp, Inc. “The funds we set aside from the Bank’s profits help us put our company’s culture in action to benefit the communities we serve.”

The Midland States Bank Foundation supports the general welfare, education and health of the communities where the Bank operates. Since its creation in 2011, the Foundation has contributed more than $1,700,000 to non-profit organizations throughout Midland’s footprint.

About Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC)

WCCCC is a Community Action Agency that was founded in 1987. We offer services to clients who need help with utility, rental, mortgage assistance, homeless services, employment services and weatherization to their homes. Our business mission is to assist and enable low and moderate income individuals to obtain the opportunities needed to prepare themselves for self-sufficiency. Please contact us at www.wcccc.net to learn more.

WCCCC Contact:
Kris White
Executive Director
815-722-0722

About Midland States Bancorp, Inc.

Midland States Bancorp, Inc. is a community-based financial holding company headquartered in Effingham, Illinois, and is the sole shareholder of Midland States Bank. As of December 31, 2022, the Company had total assets of approximately $7.86 billion, and its Wealth Management Group had assets under administration of approximately $3.60 billion. The Company provides a full range of commercial and consumer banking products and services and business equipment financing, merchant credit card services, trust and investment management, insurance and financial planning services. For additional information, visit https://www.midlandsb.com/ or https://www.linkedin.com/company/midland-states-bank.

Midland States Bank Contact
Anna Strong
Marketing Manager
217-540-2838

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Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2023 is Closed

Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2023 is Closed

African American family at home with mother, father and child

Scholarships for Income-Eligible Students for Year 2023 is Closed

WCCCC will be accepting scholarship applications again in January 2024. Be sure to check our website in 2024 for more information.

For further information, questions, please contact at Belithia Johnson (815) 722-0722 ext. 2209 or bjohnson@wcccc.net.

The Will County Center for Community Concerns offered a limited number of $1,000 scholarships to income-eligible residents of Will County. Scholarship funding is provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Community Service Block Grant.

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have resided in Will County, met income guidelines, provide the requested information on the application and attend an accredited institution of higher education during the 2023 calendar year.

For further information, please contact at Belithia Johnson (815) 722-0722 ext. 2209 or bjohnson@wcccc.net.

Pritzker Administration Reopens Housing Assistance Program for Illinois Homeowners

Pritzker Administration Reopens Housing Assistance Program for Illinois Homeowners

African American family at home with mother, father and child

Pritzker Administration Reopens Housing Assistance Program for Illinois Homeowners

Homeowners struggling to keep up with housing payments during the COVID-19 pandemic may now apply for up to $60,000 in assistance, doubling the assistance previously available

CHICAGO – The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) announced the Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) is now open to support qualified homeowners who need help with past-due mortgage payments and related expenses due to financial hardships associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, eligible households may apply for grants of up to $60,000 for past-due mortgage payments, property taxes, property insurance and homeowner and/or condo association fees. Applications will be accepted at www.illinoishousinghelp.org until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.

“For more than two years, my administration has led the way on housing assistance for those in need,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “By delivering this aid efficiently and quickly, we have been able to make a difference for thousands of families around the state. With this next round of funding, even more Illinoisans now have a chance to maintain their status as homeowners, opening doors for their children to thrive in the future.”

ILHAF assistance is designed to help homeowners avoid mortgage default and foreclosure after experiencing a financial hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Payments will be made directly to the mortgage servicer, taxing body or other eligible entity once a homeowner’s application has been approved. To qualify for ILHAF, Illinois homeowners must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 30 days late on one or more of mortgage loan, property tax, property insurance and/or HOA/condo association fee payments.
  • Have a household income at or below 150% Area Median Income.
  • Own and occupy a home in Illinois as a primary residence.
  • Experienced a financial hardship after Jan. 21, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic (including a hardship that began before Jan. 21, 2020 but continued after that date).

Proof of citizenship is not required to apply and receiving ILHAF assistance will not make you a public charge or affect immigration status.

“To the Illinois residents struggling during these difficult economic times, trying to pay your mortgage, we see you and we are taking action,” said Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton. “This program will provide valuable support and assistance to ease the strain so many families are feeling, by helping those who qualify remain in their homes and keeping our communities strong and vibrant.”

More information on the application process, including videos on how to apply, a complete list of required documents and other housing help can be found at www.illinoishousinghelp.org. When applying, homeowners should also have the following documentation on-hand:

  • Proof of identification, including but not limited to a driver’s license, state ID, permanent residency card or other form of ID.
  • Proof of household income, including but not limited to tax returns, pay stubs, or other documentation.
  • Proof of occupancy, including but not limited to a bank statement, cell phone bill, credit/debit card statement or other documentation.
  • Proof of ownership, including but not limited to a property tax bill, property deed or other documentation.
  • Delinquency statement, including but not limited to a mortgage statement, property tax statement, insurance statement or HOA/Condo Association statement.

“With foreclosure rates remaining high throughout Illinois, we want to ensure these funds get into the hands of those who need it,” said IHDA Executive Director Kristin Faust. “Whether you missed the opportunity to apply earlier this year, or would otherwise now be eligible due to unforeseen circumstances related to the pandemic, do not hesitate and complete your application as soon as possible.”

Homeowners in need of assistance should visit www.illinoishousinghelp.org for information on eligibility and to initiate the application process. In addition, IHDA has partnered with housing counseling agencies and community-based organizations across the state to assist households with assembling the required documents and completing their applications. This assistance is free and available in more than 37 languages, including American Sign Language. A list of these agencies offering assistance can be found online at www.illinoishousinghelp.org or by calling 866-454-3571.

ILHAF is funded through an appropriation in the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (P.L. 117-2), which was signed into law in March 2021. The $1.9 trillion economic stimulus relief designed to speed up recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic included $9.96 billion allocated for state territories, tribes and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands. The state of Illinois was allocated $386.9 million which was appropriated to IHDA by the Illinois General Assembly (P.A. 102-0017).

About the Illinois Housing Development Authority

IHDA (www.ihda.org) is a self-supporting state agency that finances the creation and the preservation of affordable housing across Illinois. Since its creation in 1967, IHDA has allocated $18 billion and financed approximately 255,000 affordable housing units for residents of Illinois.

Asunto: Recursos para el beneficiario de parte del Fondo de asistencia para propietarios de viviendas de Illinois

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35th Anniversary Business Luncheon/Open House Wednesday, September 21, 2022

35th Anniversary Business Luncheon/Open House Wednesday, September 21, 2022

35th Anniversary Business Luncheon/Open House

You are invited to our Business Luncheon/Open House

Join Will County Center for Community Concerns as we celebrate 35 years of serving the communities of Will County.

We will have 35 giveaways for our 35th Anniversary.

Smoking’ Z’s BBQ and the Docks food trucks will be serving lunch to all in attendance.

Come and help celebrate with us and tour our facility.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
12pm – 2pm

Will County Center for Community Concerns
2455 Glenwood Ave.
Joliet, IL

Lunch & Tours: 12pm
Program: 1pm
Cost: $25 per person

Information

RSVP no later than September 9, 2022
For questions contact Liz @ (815) 722-0722 Ext. 2204

 

Down Payment Assistance Program

Down Payment Assistance Program

$25,000 Down Payment Assistance Program

Will County HOME Consortium and Will County Center for Community Concerns announce the Commitment of up to $25,000 Down Payment Assistance Program

The down payment assistance is provided in the form of a zero interest, deferred payment loan (forgivable) secured by a second mortgage, note, and recapture agreement.

Information

Contact Michelle Wilson at (815) 722-0722 Ext. 2220 or email workshops@wcccc.net

 

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Join WCCCC for Family Fun Day on Saturday April 30Th

Family Fun Day - Girl getting face painting

10AM TO 2PM
Will County Center for Community Concerns
2455 Glenwood Ave. Joliet

Celebrating 35 years of serving in Will County!

HEALTHY FAMILIES & HEALTHY HOMES

  • Community Resources
  • Food Distribution
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Art
  • Refreshments-Joey’s Hot Dog Truck
  • Gift Baskets—Free Raffle
  • Music— Star 96.7 Live
  • WC Humane Society And more…

Information & Registration

For More Information & To Register Call: 815-722-0722

Pritzker Administration Announces $309 Million Assistance Program for Illinois Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

Pritzker Administration Announces $309 Million Assistance Program for Illinois Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

Pritzker Administration Announces $309 Million Assistance Program for Illinois Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

Homeowners can apply for up to $30,000 in assistance at illinoishousinghelp.org starting April 11

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) today announced the Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) will open on April 11, 2022 to help homeowners who have fallen behind on mortgage payments and related housing expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible households will be able to apply for up to $30,000 in free assistance to pay past due mortgage payments, property taxes, property insurance, and delinquent homeowner and/or condo association fees.

Homeowners in need of assistance can find more information on program eligibility and how they can prepare to apply at www.illinoishousinghelp.org.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Read the full release.

 

Apply for Program

Call WCCCC (815) 722-0722 to speak with a Housing Advocate for help applying for this program.