The Village of Indian Head Park understands there are times when its residents may stumble upon a financial or some other kind of hardship. If you find yourself in such a situation, resources may be available for you.
Residents who are struggling to pay their utility bills are encouraged to talk to their utility companies to find out what payment options may be available.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties and are worried about your ability to pay your water bill please contact Village Hall at 708-246-3080. Temporary payment plans are an option for those experiencing financial hardship.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program assists 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.
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
The Pritzker Administration, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), is leveraging federal ARPA funds to help Illinois families access and afford home energy assistance and other essential services during COVID-19. Visit the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity webpage for more information.
There are numerous food pantries that service the Indian Head Park area. Residents can visit the Greater Chicago Food Depository website and enter their zip code for the nearest available food pantries.