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Programs

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Agency-Owned Housing

Tri-County owns 6 single family-homes and 6 apartment buildings. These building are located at scattered sites in the cities of Rock Falls, Sterling, Dixon and Wyanet. Together they provide 22 units of affordable rental housing for very low-income households. All Tri-County rental units are rented at below market rates. To view available units, click here.

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COVID-19 Transportation

Provides eligible individuals with financial assistance for transportation needs for those affected by COVID-19.

  • Car Repairs – up to $1,000, must have been laid-off, loss hours, or were quarantined by a doctor; must show proof of secured employment, proof of car registration, proof of insurance, and a valid driver’s license.
  • Bus Passes – provide to up 3 months of passes.
  • License Plate Renewals – must have been laid-off, loss hours, or were quarantined by a doctor: must show proof of secured employment, proof of car insurance and a valid driver’s license.
  • Car Insurance – provide up to 3 months of payments; must have been laid-off, loss hours, or were quarantined by a doctor; must show proof of car registration and a valid driver’s license.
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COVID-19 Food Assistance

Provides eligible households with financial assistance to purchase nutritious groceries for individuals/families that DO NOT receive SNAP benefits and have been affected by COVID-19.

  • Provides a voucher to qualified households to purchase food items only from local grocery stores.
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COVID-19 Health Assistance

Provides eligible individuals with financial assistance to maintain a healthy and mental state for those affected by the COVID-19.

  • Provides up to 3 months of prescription payments in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Provides up to $300 for those seeking mental health support to cover sessions with a mental health provider for COVID-19 related concerns.
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COVID-19 Relief Housing / Utility

Provides eligible individuals with rent, mortgage, and/or utility assistance in order to remain stably housed and sustain proficient utilities for those affected by COVID-19.

  • Provides up to two months of rent or mortgage payment, up to $1600, for those affected by the pandemic: laid-off, loss of hours, or have been quarantined by a doctor.
  • Provides up to $350 in utility support towards an electric, gas, or propane payment for those who do not qualify for LIHEAP assistance. 
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Senior Meal

Provides financial assistance and education to eligible seniors, over the age of 55, with a grocery food voucher to meet their meal gaps.…

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Transportation Assistance

Provides eligible customers with financial assistance to maintain employment, attend college/trade school, or to meet basic transportation needs.…

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Youth Enrichment

Provides eligible families with opportunities for youth to participate in community, school, and family activities.…

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School Supply

Provides eligible families with assistance to purchase school supplies for their children to attend school: preschool through 12th grade.…

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ID

Provides assistance to eligible customers seeking necessary identification documents to improve a level of self-sufficiency.…

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