Programs & Assistance

General Assistance

A program that offers financial assistance to eligible Niles Township residents who currently have no income due to lack of employment or are awaiting a decision on their Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim. Eligible individuals can receive up to $700 a month toward rent or utilities paid directly to the vendor on behalf of the client. You must be 18 years or older and be actively seeking employment or social security benefits to qualify.

View the General Assistance Application Form.

Emergency Assistance

A financial assistance program to alleviate a life-threatening circumstance to eligible Niles Township residents. In order to qualify, you must have a 5 day eviction notice from a landlord or a disconnection notice from a utility company. This program is available once in a 12-month period per household. Assistance is paid directly to the vendor.

View the Emergency Assistance Application Form.

Camp Scholarships

If you are sending your child or children to camp at a township park district, and are in need of financial assistance, Niles Township may be able to provide you with some support.

View the Camp Scholarship Application Form.

Child Care Scholarships

Struggling to pay for your child’s daycare or preschool? Niles Township can supplement childcare costs for eligible parents in the district.

Scholarship Program is Full at this time

Maribeth SteinSocial Security Services Provided by Jan Schakowsky’s Office

Maribeth Stein is an Outreach Coordinator and Constituent Advocate from the office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. She is available the 3rd Monday of each month from 1 to 4 pm.

Some of the issues she can assist with are:

  • Understanding changes to Social Security benefits
  • Evaluation of Medicare Part D plans
  • Social Security Disability issues
  • Questions about Medicare coverage

Appointments are preferred. You can email Maribeth Stein or call 773-506-7100.

Low-Cost Glasses & Hearing Aids

Niles Township has new partnership that is launching with the Lion’s Club. Niles Township is now accepting applications for those who are seeking low/no-cost glasses and hearing aids. The Lion’s Club will connect qualified applicants with the appropriate medical appointments and glasses/hearing aids.


  • Family must be low-income
  • Must have previously been (or currently be) a Niles Townships client
  • Hearing aids are only for those 18 and older - glasses are for all ages


To apply please complete the applications below:

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic offers eviction, immigration, and domestic violence help. Know your rights regarding housing by visiting the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic website.

Email Lia H. Kim-Yi or call 847-737-4042 for more information.