General Housing Assistance
Our case workers counsel individuals and families having difficulty with their current housing situation. We guide those searching for low-income or disability housing in northern suburban Cook County. The Center of Concern staff works with the clients to identify the resources to make informed decisions.
Housing / Homelessness Prevention
The Center of Concern Housing program serves the community through its supportive services and access to effective community resources through established partnerships. Residents from northern suburban Cook County with inquiries concerning rental, security deposit, utilities or financial assistance should call to be connected to resources for these services.
Senior Housing Counseling
Navigating through the world of senior housing choices can be difficult. Our dedicated staff presents seniors and their families with care options, counseling, referrals, and facility information. The senior’s needs, financial status, health care issues, can all impact the overall plan. Our goal is provide options and the information needed to make the best choice.
Rapid Rehousing Program
The Rapid Re-Housing transitional housing program helps individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness secure safe and affordable housing. Residents of Northern Cook County receive housing case management services to help them access resources to overcome hardships and secure leases in their own name. Our program helps individuals and families who are literally homeless with financial assistance to overcome barriers to finding housing on their own.
- Literally homeless. Click here for the HUD Definition of Chronic Homelessness
- Fleeing Domestic Violence – Fleeing/Attempting to Flee. Definition:
Are there service fees?
Most Center of Concern supportive services for affordable housing solutions are free of charge. Please see below for additional information about our service area and possible service fees.
The Center of Concern Service Area is primarily Maine Township in northern Cook County, Illinois. Most all of our senior support services are provided free of charge and select services are provided on a sliding scale fee basis for residents of Maine Township.
If you are not a resident of our designated service area, you may pay a service fee for individual services depending on the service you are requesting, the availability of COC staff to provide the service, and the nature of the service requested.
Below is the pricing schedule for Center of Concern out of service area services:
Phone counseling – with a Center of Concern case manager experienced in effective resources and resources to assist the elderly or disabled is a flat fee of $40 per hour or $20 per half hour.
Office visits - with case managers conducted at the Center of Concern are $100 for an Initial Assessment and $60 for additional office sessions.
Home visits - service sessions conducted in your home by Center of Concern staff are $200 for an Initial Home Assessment and $125 for additional home sessions.