MWRC is a contracted agency with CEDA that assists qualified low income families in Chicago and its vicinity apply for LIHEAP. In order to ensure your application process runs smoothly, the families that can come to register at our office are the ones with:

  • Elderly members (aged 60 or over)
  • Disabled members
  • Children younger than 36 months old or
  • Members with medical needs (need Proof of Medical Assistance Certificate)

All applicants should bring along the original copy of the following documents during their registration:

  • Applicant and all family members’ Social Security Cards (for proof of S.S.N.)
  • Applicant and all family members’ passports, birth certificates, driver’s licenses (or state I.D. cards). If you are not a U.S citizen, you must bring your green cards (for proof of date of birth)
  • Proof of family’s gross income for the last 30 days from all sources of all family members (e.g. check stubs, pension statements, IDHS Grant Information Request Form, copy of Social Security or SSI Checks, Award Letters from the government, etc.)
  • Copy of Medicaid card from IDHS (for proof of IDHS case number)
  • Current electric and/or gas billing statement
  • Rent receipt from the last 30 days

For further inquiry, please contact the MWRC LIHEAP Program Staff at our office. You can also contact us by phone: (773) 764-1686


  • Medical
  • Military
  • Senior
  • Disability
  • Loss of Employment or un expected loss of Income


  •  Low/ No Income
  • Family Crisis
  • Property Damage
  • Victimized by Criminal Activity
  • Subsidized Housing
  •   Transitional Situations