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.