Elder Cottage Housing Opportunities (E.C.H.O.):

Under special circumstances a mobile home with an annual special use permit from Will County Land Use may be temporarily located on a privately owned parcel as a related living secondary structure (E.C.H.O. housing). These mobile homes are taxed under The Mobile Home Local Services Act and not as part of the real estate assessment.

E.C.H.O. housing is a program designed to provide temporary assisted living accommodations for immediate relatives of the property owner who are unable to live independently.

This program is administered by The Will County Land Use Department, 58 E. Clinton, Joliet, IL 60432 and must be renewed through their office annually. Please contact Land Use for details.