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Property tax payment plan task force

Our Mission

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Create a monthly payment plan option for Cook County homeowners who fall delinquent on property taxes, allowing them to stay in their homes while they repay their debt

Prevent Homeowner Displacement

The loss of owner-occupied homes as the result of the tax sale results in a loss of home equity for impacted households and negatively impacts their ability to build generational wealth.

The creation of a well designed payment plan program for owner-occupants to repay delinquent property taxes has the potential to help homeowners who cannot afford their property taxes avoid the tax sale and possible loss of their home, while also making sure that property taxes are collected for the benefit of local taxing districts, contributing to a more equitable and effective property tax system.”





Recommendations for general assembly 2024

Task Force Members


Members include local taxing districts, county officials and administrators, taxpayer representatives, and housing advocates

Co Chairs: Representative Debbie Meyers Martin and Senator Robert Peters 

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago 

Housing Action Illinois 

Cook County Treasurer Office

Cook County Clerk 

Cook County Office of the President 

Illinois Housing Development Authority 

Village of Hazel Crest 

City of Harvey 

Village of Richton Park 

Thornton Township 

Rich Township 

Evanston Township High School 

The Rebirth of Greater Roseland 

The Block Movement 

The Chicago Community Trust 


South Suburban Mayors and Management Association 

Recent News

Task force to recommend property tax payment plan to prevent homeowner displacement

By the Crusader

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A Controversial Investment Tool Is Devastating Homeowners

By the Dwell 


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Chicago task force formed to help those struggling with property taxes 

By the National Mortgage News

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