COVID-19 Assistance Programs for Renters and Homeowners
The city of Chicago is committed to assisting struggling renters and homeowners affected by the pandemic.
Visit chi.gov/housinghelp to complete the housing assistance portal intake form by August 10th to determine your eligibility for the appropriate grant for your immediate needs.
Available Programs and Descriptions
Department of Family & Support Services: Rental Assistance Program
Applications accepted July 27-August 10. Funds come from Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), subsidized by U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Department of Housing Mortgage and Rental Assistance
Two relief programs for rental and mortgage assistance. Application starting August 3rd. Program administered through NHS.
Department of Housing: COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant
Open until August 14 or until 250,000 applications have been received. A randomized lottery will be conducted. UpTogether expects to complete processing all applications selected by the lottery by October 12th.
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Rental and Mortgage Relief Applications for Emergency Rental Assistance will be available on August 10. Applications for Emergency Mortgage Assistance will be available on August 24.
LUCHA Housing Opportunities Center
Community Resources Guide for support in home purchasing and foreclosure prevention. Information on services with descriptions, eligibility criteria, language, and contact information. Visit https://lucha.org/community-resources/
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