Kankakee has three programs designed to incentivize home ownership:
Indian Meadows Subdivision
- Residents who move to Indian Meadows Subdivision are offered a Property Tax Rebate as well as a 50% discount on building permit fees.
$2,500 Down Payment Assistance
- Down Payment Assistance for anyone who purchases a single family owner occupied residence in the City of Kankakee. No income guide restrictions. Home purchase must be a minimum of $30,000.00
Vacant Lot New Construction
- Empty lots constructed into new single family owner occupied residences receive 50% rebate of City portion of property tax bill for five years as well as 50% discount of building permit fees.