Thanks to the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, Housing Action Illinois subgranted $10,000 to Project NOW to support the agency’s work providing short-term rental and mortgage assistance, as well as utility assistance.
Project NOW is the Community Action Agency for Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island Counties, positioning it as the leader for rental and utility assistance. Founded in 1968, Project NOW’s mission is to strengthen communities by helping people help themselves and one another.
As the pandemic continues, Project NOW hopes to partner with other agencies to reach those in need in the community.
Thanks to the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, Housing Action Illinois was able to subgrant $10,000 to Project NOW to help cover the cost of offering short-term rental and mortgage assistance and utility assistance.
Using the funding, Project NOW provided nine households with rental and mortgage assistance. In addition, the agency helped another nine households cover utility bills. The households served included children and individuals with disabilities, as well as eight people experiencing wage loss.
Individuals and families seeking this assistance can apply over the phone or at www.helpillinoisfamilies.com.