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Cook County Offers Residential Resilience Program
The Cook County Department of Planning and Development has developed a Residential Resilience Program. The County’s program, made possible by funding from HUD, provides one-time residential construction grants of up to $25,000 to repair flood damage to homes and minimize the risk future flooding through flood mitigation strategies such as overhead sewers and green infrastructure. Grants through the program are made to individual homeowners through two non-profit program administrators, with the North West Housing Partnership (NWHP) managing the program for the Palatine area. The following are the grantee eligibility requirements:
• Cook County resident, excluding City of Chicago
• Owner occupied, single-family home (1 – 4 units)
• Owned the home prior to April 2013
• Meet household income requirements (Low-Moderate Income for Cook County)
• Can prove home was flooded between April and May 2013 through insurance claims, photographs, etc.
The program’s grant application period expires at the end of April. For more information on the County’s Residential Resilience Program please visit the North West Housing Partnership’s website at www.nwhp.net
Prescription Drug Take Back
On April 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Palatine Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills and patches for disposal to the Palatine Police Headquarters located at 595 N. Hicks Rd. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Residential Yard Waste Collection to Resume the Week of April 3
Curbside bagged yard waste and bundled brush collection begins the week of April 3 on your regular refuse collection day. Please do not place any yard waste at the curb before the week of April 3, as it will not be collected.