Illinois LIHEAP

The Illinois Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist eligible low income households pay for winter energy services. LIHEAP will provide a one-time benefit to eligible households to be used for energy bills.

Effective October 1, 2019, Tri-County Opportunities Council will be completing LIHEAP applications at their office (located at 1801 Chicago Avenue, Savanna, IL) for the following   individuals: Elderly (62 or older), and Disabled. For further information, please contact Freddie at our local Tri-County Opportunities Council office at (815) 273-0318.

However, a Tri-County representative will graciously be at both our Mest Manor, and Maple Lane sites to complete the applications for our Carroll County Housing Authority residents on Friday, October 4, 2019. If you would like to schedule an appointment for this date only (10/4/19), please call (815-273-7081), or stop by the CCHA office to sign up, and pick up the required paperwork. Available times at Mest Manor will be from 9:00 a.m. – Noon, and from 1:00pm – 2:00 p.m. at Maple Lane.

Please note, the required paperwork you will need to bring to your appointment is as follows:

  • Social Security Card for everyone in home
  • Proof of ALL household gross income for the past 30 days
  • Current electric bill (not the disconnection notice)
  • Medical cards and link cards for everyone in the home (if received)
  • Statements of financial help received for your household
  • Proof of subsidized housing

September Happenings

What Where When
BINGO Mest Manor September 10th @ 1:00pm
Tenant Meeting Mest Manor September 12th @ 3:00pm
Board Games/Card Club Mest Manor September 14th @ 6:30pm
Pest Control Carroll Apartments September 20th @ 8:30am
BINGO Mest Manor September 23rd @ 1:00pm
Regular Board Meeting Mest Manor Dining Room September 24th @ 2:00pm


CCHA to Offer New Learning Programs

Carroll County Housing Authority, in cooperation with TBK Bank, will be offering free informational and financial seminars to all housing residents. As part of TBK’s marketing program, they will be offering the following seminars beginning this fall and continuing into the winter months: Scams, Financial Elder Abuse, Financial Literacy classes, and various other educational and informative seminars. These classes will be offered at our Mest Manor and Maple Lane sites. You do not have to be a member of TBK Bank to participate in these programs. These program will also be offered to non-CCHA residents as part of the housing authorities educational outreach program. Continue watching for information on these programs in this newsletter.

With financial transactions becoming more advanced with today’s technologies, it is important for everyone to be familiar with today’s scams and financial crimes that are used on the elderly and those who do not constantly monitor their checking and savings accounts. CCHA looks forward to working with TBK Bank in offering these programs to educate our residents, as well as, the local community.