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Homeless Services

Educational Rights

Ron O’Connor,
Homeless Liaison

Will County ROE
(815) 740-4787
National Center for Homeless Education
(800) 308-2145
Information Hotline
Illinois State
Board of Education

(800) 215-6379
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
ISBE Homeless Education Coordinator
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP)
The Opening Doors Project
(224) 366-8623
US Department of Education, Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program
Illinois Coalition to End Homelessness
(708) 263-3590

State/Federal Resources

Will County Center for Community Concerns
(815) 722-0722
Illinois Department of Public Health
Will County Health Department    
    • Will County Family Health Services
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Northern Illinois Food Bank
State of Illinois All Kids-Healthcare
WIC Clinic
(800) WIC-FOOD
Social Security Offices in Illinois
Illinois Department of Human Services
(815) 740-5350
• Illinois Vital Records (Birth Certificates)
• TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
• Food stamps
• Apply for Food stamps, Cash, Medical Assistance
U.S. Department of Housing and Human Development

Local Resources

Village of Crete
524 W. Exchange Street
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-5431
Crete Township Civic Services
1367 Wood Street
Crete, IL 60417
(708) 672-8279
• Emergency food for Crete Township residents on Wednesdays from 9am-Noon
Village of Monee
5130 W. Court Street
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-8301
Monee Township
26121 S Egyptian Trail
Monee, IL 60449
(708) 534-6020
• Food pantry, need proof of residency in Monee/University Park,
      M-F from 9am-4pm, closed Noon-1PM
Village of Park Forest
350 Victory Drive
Park Forest, Illinois 60466   
General Phone: (708) 748-1112
Rich Township Pantry
22013 Governors Highway
Richton Park, IL 60471
(708) 748-6722
Village of University Park
698 Burnham Drive
University park, IL 60484
(708) 534-6451

  Local Housing Resources (within District 201-U)

Autumn Ridge Apartments
119 E Sycamore Drive
Park Forest, IL 60466
Crete Village West Apartments
1431 Vincennes
Crete, IL 60417
Arbors at Hickory Creek
4791 Hickory Creek Drive
University Park, IL 60484
Dynasty House Apartments
709 Sandra Drive
University Park, IL 60484
866-437-1685 ext 6501
Brittany Woods Apartments
759 Burr Oak Lane
University Park, IL 60484
Governors House
871 Burnham Drive
University Park, IL 60484
Thornwood House Apartments
1 Thornwood Dr.
University Park, IL 60484
No hidden fees
1-bed studio- $540
Pay: Phone, cable, and light

Local Housing Resources (out of district)

Ash Street Cooperative
137 Ash St.
Park Forest, IL 60466
School District: 168
Purchase a membership: 10,500-19,000

The New Colonies
316 West 34th Street
Steger, IL 60475
School District: Bloom Trail

Carriage Creek Apartments
22501 Butterfield Drive
Richton Park, IL 60471
866-304-0928 ext 5493
Park Towers Apartments
3905 Tower Drive
Richton Park, IL 60471
866-872-6918 ext. 2605
Cedar Ridge Apartments
950 Cedar Ridge Lane
Richton Park, IL 60471
866-759-9060 ext 8731

Richton Square Apartments LLC
22300 Richton Square Rd
Richton Park, IL 60471
-School District: Rich Central
-Application fee: $35
-1-bed $675, 2 bed $805, New 2 bed-$850
-Security deposit: First months rent
-Electricity: tenants are responsible

Cedarwood Cooperative Inc
63 Cedar Street
Park Forest, IL 60466
School District: Steger
Rent: Purchase only 8,000-25,000
Application fee: $45
Members pay utilities

Richton Trails Apartments
4522 Heartland Dr. Apt 28A
Richton Park, IL 60417
School District: Rich South 227
Market Rent: $825-$875
Security Deposit: $1,250
Heat: Included in Rent
Electricity: Tenants Responsible

Central Park Townhomes
11 Fir Street
Park Forest, IL 60466
866-687-8585 ext 5915
School District: 162
Thorn Creek Townhomes
13 Fir Street
Park Forest, IL 60466
School district: 163
Crestview Apartments
3726 Union Ave.
Steger, Il 60475
1-bed (small)-$515-$595
Security deposit: same as rent



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