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Statement about the Tragic Murder of George Floyd and Others

We at Northside Community Resources and Northside Community Development Corp. mourn the tragic murders of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, among many others. We urge the real reform of police practices here in Chicago and across the country that too often victimize African-Americans. We strongly support the right of peaceful protesters to express their outrage. We are as committed as ever to achieve our mission to build and strengthen communities among the diverse populations of Chicago's North Side, rooted in the belief that diversity is our strength. Please join us in our work for empowerment, justice, and peace in our community.

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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).
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/how_to_find_rentalassistanceinchicago.html

Department of Housing Mortgage and Rental Assistance

Two relief programs for rental and mortgage assistance. Application starting August 3rd. Program administered through NHS.
https://nhschicago.org/emergencyassistance

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.
https://fund.uptogether.org/chicagohousing

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.
https://www.ihda.org/about-ihda/covid-19-housing-resources-information/

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/

Creating and Preserving Housing Opportunities.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, our mission is to foster community development and create and preserve affordable and diverse housing opportunities in Rogers Park and Chicago through education, training, advocacy and development.

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