Senior Resources

Senior Sewer Rebates

The City of Chicago provides a $50 annual refund to seniors on their sewer bills. To be eligible for a Senior Sewer Rebate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be 65 years of age or older as of January 1 of the year you are applying.

  • You must be the sole owner, owner in joint tenancy, or tenancy in common of the property.

  • You must occupy the property as your principal place of residence.

  • You must own a townhouse, condominium unit, or cooperative apartment that shares a common water bill.


Follow these links for additional information and the online application.


Mail the application and supporting documentation to:


Alderman Brian Hopkins

ATTN: Lisa Ryan
1400 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622


If you have any questions regarding Senior Sewer Rebates, contact my office at (312) 643-2299, or send an email to the office. Additional information can be found at the Committee on Finance website.

Tax Preparation Services from the City of Chicago

This year, eligible Chicagoans could receive up to $7,589 from the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credits alone, depending on certain qualifications, in addition to other credits.  But many people may not claim all the credits they deserve without the help of knowledgeable preparers.


Families earning up to $55,000 and individuals earning up to $30,000 are eligible to take advantage of the free and confidential Tax Prep assistance at 17 sites across Chicago.  Volunteer tax preparers certified through IRS-approved training will assist them with federal and state income tax returns.  Most sites will be open between early-February and mid-April 2019.  (Please refer to the attached fliers and links below for specific information on site locations and hours.)


As described in the flier, for more information about how to access the free tax assistance program, Chicagoans can:


  • Call the City’s 311 helpline

  • Visit the City’s tax assistance website at

  • Visit the Center for Economic Progress website at or call (312) 252-0280

  • Visit the Ladder Up website at or call (312) 409-1555

  • Visit the IRS website at and type “free tax help” in the search box or call (800) 829-1040 / (800) 829-4059 (TDD)


To view a list of all Tax Prep Chicago Sites available to assist you, click here.‚Äč


City Hall Office
121 N. LaSalle St., Room 200
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-6836

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM-5PM

2nd Ward Service Office
1400 N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL  60622

(312) 643-2299

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM-5PM