Homeless Prevention Program – must have proof of an economic crisis within the last 60 days (unless literally homeless), income must be under 200% of poverty guidelines, have an eviction, past due, or foreclosure notice, rent/mortgage must be affordable (cannot exceed 50% of NET income), unit must pass a Habitability Inspection
Voucher Shelter Program – must be literally homeless and unable to stay at a homeless shelter, income must be under 200% of poverty guidelines, and must lack financial resources to obtain shelter on own.
Emergency Solutions Grant Homeless Prevention Program – must be at imminent risk or at-risk of homelessness, income must be at or below 30% Area Median Income (AMI), rent must be under Fair Market Value, and must lack sufficient resources and support networks to retain housing.
Emergency Solutions Grant Rapid Re-Housing Program – must be literally homeless, rent must be under Fair Market Value, and must lack sufficient resources and support networks to retain housing.
Permanent Supportive Housing Program – must be disabled and chronically homeless, must agree to work with a case manager on supportive services to maximize housing stability and prevent the return to homelessness on an ongoing basis.
LIHEAP assistance ended on May 31, 2018.
LIHEAP will begin:
October 1, 2018 - open for all elderly and disabled to apply
November 1, 2018 - open for all elderly, disabled, and families with children under the age of 6 to apply
December 3, 2018 - open to the general public to apply
Office locations, times and days will be available at a later day.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office at 815/625-7830 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Action Agency
On May 18, 1965, Tri-County Opportunities Council was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Illinois for the following purposes....
TCOC's Fact Sheets and 990 Forms are available for the community to see how we spend our money and a brief overview of what TCOC's Program accomplished over the years....
TCOC posts all job openings for all of our programs on the agency website as well as all local newspapers surrounding that area.
Fact Sheets & 990 Forms
Serving the Nine Counties in Illinois
Check out the Head Start/Early Head Start's Health Website at
The TCOC Health Website offers specific health requirements for each of our programs: Head Start, Early Head Start, and our Pregnant Women's program, specific health requirements, printable forms, and much more.
Tri-County Opportunities Council will investigate the impact of poverty throughout our nine county service area and will work, in partnership with individuals, families and communities to provide opportunities that supports movement towards stability and self-sufficiency.