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Welcome to the web pages of Moraine Township, serving residents in the southeast corner of Lake County, Illinois.
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DONATE TODAY TO SUPPORT MORAINE TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS

Use the drop down menu from the PayPal donation page to select how your donation is used: Food Pantry, Emergency Food Assistance, or Other Resident Emergency Assitance.

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MORAINE TOWNSHIP UPDATE MARCH 27, 2020

IF YOU KNOW ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP, please have them contact us: 847-432-3240 / info@morainetownship.org / Morainetownship.org.

Thanks to your support and our heroic staff we have:

  • Converted our Pantry to a once a week drive-through (Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and served all Township and HP/HW families who needed food this week.
  • Provided phone help to residents to enroll in Medicaid and SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps), or apply for Emergency Assistance and other resources they may be eligible for.
  • Reached out to over 325 Moraine Township low-income seniors to see how they are doing and whether they can get to the grocery store or Pantry this week. For low-income seniors sheltering in place, we delivered food to the very small number who do not have a family member or support network to help them.
  • Kept our door-to-door van operating with enhanced sanitation protocols for residents in need of dialysis or life-saving medical treatments.
  • Provided extra food for HP/HW families who had signed up for the spring vacation breakfast/lunch bag program.

We are not able to accept food donations at this time; monetary donations are welcome.

While tactics and strategies change almost hourly, our goal is and will remain keeping our most vulnerable residents from falling through the cracks. Moraine Township is making contingency plans to fulfill our mission even as the world around us requires unique changes to the delivery methods.

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FOOD PANTRY APPLICATIONS

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MORAINE TOWNSHIP TEMPORARY SERVICE CHANGES

MORAINE TOWNSHIP DOOR-TO-DOOR VAN PROGRAM

For the safety of our riders and staff, we are temporarily suspending our van transportation program for all riders except dialysis and chemotherapy patients.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE / UTILITY ASSISTANCE / OTHER SAFETY-NET PROGRAMS

We will have applications in an envelope on the porch to our office for various assistance programs. Residents can telephone the office for help completing the applications and return completed applications and documents to the locked mail box on our office porch. Wherever possible, we will assist residents via phone with applications for Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
Moraine Township staff will do everything possible to expedite processing applications for emergency assistance.

SENIOR WELLNESS TELEPHONE CHECKS

Our goal is for staff to connect with each of the low-income seniors who have accessed Township services to see how they are doing and what they may need, and try to figure out how to get them critical supplies while they are safely staying home.

TOWNSHIP PROGRAMS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

The following Township programs are suspended until further notice:

  • VITA: Volunteer income tax preparation for low-income taxpayers;
  • Passports:Passport application procession;
  • Notary Services;
  • Voter Registration;
  • RTA Discount Card applications;
  • Taxi coupon distribution.

PAPER GROCERY BAGS WITH HANDLES:
Desperately need bags to pack food in since clients are not shopping with their own reusable bags. We will have bins on the porch outside our office for untorn paper grocery bags. We are fortunate to live in a unique and generous community. It takes a village and the Township is grateful for our residents’ genuine concern for their struggling neighbors.

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Due to COVID-19 issues, the grant application deadline has been extended to May 1.

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Have You Filed For Your Senior Homestead Exemption?

If you have turned 65 and own a home in Moraine Township that is your primary residence, please make sure you apply for your senior homestead exemption to save money on your property taxes. Applications can be filed online here. Questions??? Call the Assessor’s office 847-432-2100.

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Income-qualified seniors may be eligible for property assessment freeze

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be 65 years of age or older
  • Own the property as their principle residence for the past two January 1
  • Have a total household income of $65,000 or less

  • This exemption must be renewed annually for income qualification

    To find out if you are eligible, or for assistance applying, please bring a copy of your 2019 income tax return to Moraine Township Assessor’s office at 800 Central Avenue, Highland Park or visit this website.

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    Need a Passport Book or Card? Applications now accepted at Moraine Township >>
    (05/20/18) Moraine Township is now certified to process first-time Passport Book and Passport Card Applications. Continue Reading >>

    Moraine Township Services

    Download a flyer (pdf).

    Services available to all residents

    • Door-to-Door van transportation for seniors and disabled residents 847-432-3000
    • RTA discount cards
    • Voter registration
    • Free Notary service
      • Free Notary service (EXCEPT for documents relating to the conveyance of residential real property)
    • Help enrolling for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act
    • NEW Passport application processing
    • Township Assessor 847-432-2100 Help with exemptions, understanding your assessment, filing an objection

    Services for income-qualified residents

    • General / Emergency Assistance
    • Food Pantry
    • Utility assistance
    • Medical alert monitoring program for seniors and disabled residents
    • Application assistance: Medicaid, SNAP, Benefit Access, TANF
    • Resource referral for specific needs
    • Free income tax return preparation for low-and-moderate-income taxpayers

    Servicios disponibles para todos los residentes

    • Transporte de camioneta puerta a puerta para personas mayores y residentes discapacitados 847-432-3000
    • Tarjetas de descuento RTA
    • Registro para votar
    • Servicio gratuito de notario publico
      • Servicio gratuito de notario public (EXCEPTO para documentos relacionados con el traspaso de bienes inmuebles residenciales)
    • Ayuda para inscribirse en el seguro de salud. bajo la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio
    • NUEVO: procesamiento de solicitud de pasaporte
    • Asesor de Municipio 847-432-2100 Ayuda con las exenciones, entendiendo tu evaluación, presentación de una objeción

    Servicios para residentes calificados por ingresos

    • Asistencia general y de emergencia
    • Despensa de alimentos
    • Asistencia de utilidades
    • Programa de alerta médicas para personas mayores y residentes discapacitados que viven solos
    • Solicitud de asistencia: Medicaid, SNAP Acceso a Beneficios, TANF
    • Recursos para necesidades específicas
    • Preparación gratis de la declaración de impuestos para contribuyentes de ingresos bajos y moderados

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