Chicago Department of Housing Announces Second Round of Emergency Rental Assistance Program Funding & Applications

Applications for the second round of Emergency Rental Assistance Program Funding will open on Monday, December 6. This funding will provide rental assistance for tenants and landlords financially impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. This round of funding will provide up to $2,500 per month for up to 15 months of past due rent and three months of future payments. To be eligible, tenants must:
  • Live in Chicago
  • Have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship during or due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Be at risk of housing instability
  • Have earned less than the maximum household income listed below during 2020 or at the time of application
  • Grants will prioritize households at 50% of AMI and below
Landlords may also register their properties using the online application and be notified if a tenant has started the application process for rental assistance. To apply today, visit The deadline to apply is Saturday, December 18.