This week, Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Housing announced they would be adding a third round of funding to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program totaling $79.8 million.
This funding will provide up to 15 months of assistance for renters and landlords who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To be eligible for the rental assistance, you must:
- Be a Chicago resident
- Have suffered job loss, reduced hours or illness caused by COVID-19
- Be at risk of housing instability
- Have earned less than the maximum household income during 2020 or at the time of application
Applications are open now until June 8, 2021. For more information or to apply today, click here.