Vernon Township households in need to be impacted with ending of CARES Act

Help still available through organizations in the area

BUFFALO GROVE – Vernon Township families in need of housing and utility support can apply for help through the Vernon Township Emergency Assistance program, which is funded through March and can be used by anyone who has an eviction notice or a shutdown notice from their utility provider.

“There are organizations throughout Lake County that can provide assistance, and we will help put residents in touch with the right organization,” Vernon Township Board Supervisor Jonathan Altenberg said in a news release.

“The Vernon Township food pantry will continue unaffected by the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act,” Altenberg said. “We are seeing 10 to 12 new families monthly, and the community has been wonderful in helping with donations that have allowed us to keep up with the growing local need.”

Vernon Township provides services to residents in all or portions of Buffalo Grove, Indian Creek, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills and unincorporated Vernon Township.