Emergency Funding & Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Asistencia Fiscal

We recognize that during this time, a number of individuals and families may be economically impacted due to the nature of their work, or struggles with child or elder care. Our Emergency Assistance program serves as a stopgap measure for residents of Arlington Heights who are experiencing a temporary economic hardship. Financial assistance may be provided for basic needs, such as rent and utilities to qualifying applicants. Applications will be taken by email or mail only.

Eligibility for financial assistance is considered on a case-by-case basis. The minimal eligibility for consideration is as follows:

  • Must be a resident of incorporated Arlington Heights
  • Must be lacking in funds to pay said bill.  All sources of income will be looked at (checking, savings, GoFund Me, etc...) All assets will be considered (pension, 401K, home equity, etc…)
  • Must be experiencing a temporary financial hardship, such as loss of a job
  • Must have a past due balance for a basic need, such as rent or utilities
  • Must have a plan for sustainability, for example the resident will be returning to work
  •  Assistance provided must remedy the financial emergency 

Assistance Application - English
Assistance Application - Spanish

If a resident is in need of financial assistance related to a medical bill, they are encouraged to reach out to the financial assistance department at that medical facility. To apply for emergency assistance, please complete this form and supporting documentation. If you are unable to upload documents at this page, you can e-mail the documents to Nicole Espinoza, Social Services Coordinator, at nespinoza@vah.com.

For information on a variety of resources and financial assistance, contact the Health and Human Services Department at 847.368.5791 or email Nicole Espinoza, Social Services Coordinator, at nespinoza@vah.com.

If you are interested in helping your neighbors in need and contributing to this fund, donations can be made through Arlington Cares

Additional Financial Assistance

  • Wheeling Township: 847-259-7730
  • Elk Grove Township: 847-437-0300
  • Palatine Township: 847-358-6700
  • Northwest Compass: 847-392-2344
  • Salvation Army: 847-981-9111 


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