Q: My husband is a senior citizen and we have delinquent property taxes We can not afford to pay them.
Are there any programs that will provide financial assistance with the delinquent taxes so we do not become homeless?
A: You may be eligible for the Senior Citizens Real estate Tax Deferral Program. Essentially the state pays the taxes on the home and then requires repayment of the taxes when the home is sold or transferred. However, to qualify for the program, you will need to find a way to bring your property taxes current before you can apply to the program. Once you are in the program, the state will pay your taxes using the equity in your home as a guarantee. You can find out more about it here: http://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/services.aspx?ntopicid=220. Note that the program is available throughout Illinois.
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