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Assistance Programs  

Prescription Drug Assistance
Lake County is one of 37 counties nationwide participating in a prescription drug discount card pilot program sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo). With this card, free to county residents, you can save money on many of your prescription purchases. 

Learn more about the prescription drug program.

Housing Assistance
Lake County has grant funds available annually for non-profit organizations and developers for affordable housing projects and programs serving households under 80% of area median income, such as: development, rehabilitation, new construction, and homebuyer assistance.

Many of these activities are carried out by the Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC). Funded in part by Lake County’s federal funds, AHC can assist low/moderate-income households with the following:

  • Home Buyer Programs
  • Buyer Education and Counseling
  • Home Improvement Programs
  • Foreclosure Prevention

Homeless Assistance
Lake County has grant funds available annually for non-profit organizations and governmental entities to assist homeless persons. These funds provide for emergency shelters, transitional housing, permanent housing, and supportive services.
Learn more about homeless assistance.

Property Tax Relief
The Chief County Assessment Office and Lake County Treasurer offer numerous programs for property tax relief through exemptions, assessment freezes and grants.

Contact Information

18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085-4351

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5:30

Ph. 847.377.2000

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