Wilmette marina

Housing Our Own - Wilmette is currently accepting applications for new participants. To apply, please email a completed application and supporting documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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To be eligible for assistance, participants must meet the following criteria (note that this is a summary of criteria and is not all-encompassing):

  • Must be at least 62 OR permanently disabled as determined by receipt of social security disability payments or supplemental security income payments based on disability.

  • Must currently reside in Wilmette – and have lived in Wilmette for at least two years immediately preceding the date of application.

  • Maximum annual income may not exceed very low-income limits for family or household established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Federal Poverty Level updated annually.

  • Value of all property owned (not including Wilmette home and one car) may not exceed $50,000.

  • Only one eligible recipient per household.

  • Must reside in covered unit at least 9 months out of the year.

  • Must have sole legal responsibility to pay costs for which assistance is being sought.

  • Cannot be a resident of Gates Manor, Shore Line Place, the Village Green Atrium, or Manor Care.