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Project NOW is committed to Housing and we offer a variety of housing programs to the residents of Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer counties, including:

The state Community Action Agency network is featuring one of our tenants in their Family of Distinction video. We are proud and excited for Tyrone Holloway and all he has accomplished since leaving prison. We believe housing is the anchor of all opportunities and Tyrone is taking full advantage of the hand up we gave him. Congrats to him and the other award winners who embody our mission of helping people help themselves and one another.

Housing Rehab

Homeowners who are at or below 50% Area Median Income may apply for available Rehab Programs. These programs address necessary repairs such as leaky roofs, plumbing issues, electrical problems, handicapped accessible bathrooms, and ramps.

Homebuyer Assistance

Project NOW Housing Division offers a variety of programs to the residents of Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. These programs, funded primarily by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), bring essential services to help improve the communities we serve.

HUD Approved Homebuyer Education Classes
Please call Rock Island Economic Growth Corp. at 309-788-6311 to reserve your seat for the next available class. They are free and open to the public.

Rent Assistance

Rent and Security Deposit Assistance

Project NOW provides funds to pay for rent and deposits to help prevent people from becoming homeless.  These funds may be accessed to keep someone in their current housing or obtain new housing.  Participants attend a Tenant’s Rights and Responsibilities Class to increase their knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of being a tenant.

Food and Nutrition Programs

Health Care Assistance and Referrals

Prescription medication and medical supplies may be provided to low-income individuals and families who are experiencing extreme hardship.  In addition, Project NOW can assist clients in applying for the All Kids and Family Care state health insurance programs.  These programs offer Illinois’ uninsured children and their parents comprehensive health care that includes doctor’s visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers.  Assistance applying for Illinois Cares RX, the state drug prescription assistance program that covers adults 65 years of age or older or people with disabilities aged 16 and over.  Clients may also be assisted with applying for Medicare.

Transportation Vouchers and Referrals

In some circumstances, vouchers for Metrolink may be provided to low-income individuals and families who are experiencing extreme hardship or need.  Clients who are elderly or disabled may contact Project NOW’s Senior Center for door-to-door accessible transportation.

Household Budgeting and Financial Literacy

Project NOW outreach workers and case managers are able to assist clients develop a basic budget.  Outreach workers are available to assist clients: