Household size is five people

Here you will find all the requirements for a household size of five people. If you need more information please see contacts for program providers below. If you would like to volunteer or become engaged with the housing committee in Mattoon please contact us today.

Community
and State Programs
Annual Income
One on one free financial counseling No Limit
Ameren new thermostat rebate $100-$180 No Limit
ERBA Housing Counseling/financial
coaching
No Limit
Illinois Hardest Hit mortgage relief
program- ERBA
Up to $78,360
Ameren Weatherization grant/incentive Up to $86,340
Coles Co-Housing Rehab Grants
priority in line
Up to $52,200
USDA Home Mortgage program Up to $52,200
Habitat for Humanity’s New Home program Up to $65,565
ERBA
Housing Weatherization Grant -HHS & State & DOE
Up to $57,560
If also over 62
USDA Home health, safety, accessibility
grants
Up to $59,904
Coles Co-Housing Rehab
Grants priority in line
Up to $52,200
Coles Co HAP grant- Home Accessibility
first then other repairs
Up to $32,650
If also disabled
Coles Co
HAP grant- Home Accessibility first then other repairs
Up to $32,650

Who to contact for more information

 

  • one on one free financial counseling – Abundant Life Financial Coaching, Joe and Jane Baptist, 217-232-1632.

 

  • Ameren 1-800-755-5000 – some are free some are ‘cost share’

 

 

  • Erba Housing Counseling (one one one) – homebuyer education, budget and credit counseling, foreclosure delinquency, rental and homeless counseling, post-purchase counseling, budget, and credit 101 workshops (class), homebuyer education workshop (class). Embarras River Basin Agency 400 W. Pleasant Greenup, IL 62468 217-923-3113 Sandy Deters sandyd@erbainc.org cell 217-276-1728

 

  • Illinois Hardest Hit – helps pay your mortgage and catch up on taxes and fees for a period of time (up to a year) for those who have lost income or have a disability. Contact Erba (see above)

 

  • USDA Home Mortgage Program – Get a low-interest loan for your house. Close quickly and lock in low rates. Low to no down payment. Also small rehab loans. Contact Erba (see above)

 

  • Coles County Housing Rehab Grants – programs (grants) that help update your house for health, safety, and handicap accessibility. Contact Coles County Regional Planning – Coles Co Courthouse 651 Jackson Rm 309 Charleston, IL 61920 217-348-0521 Kevin McReynolds mcreynolds@co.coles.il.us

 

  • U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development has information about different programs by city and town. check out their website for more information.