Rental assistance

Are you behind on rent or struggling to make payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Rental Assistance Program is here to help keep families stably housed, and ensure that tenants and Housing Providers/Landlords are financially secure to prevent a tide of evictions due to COVID-19.

If you are a renter whose primary residence is in Illinois and are behind on rent due to economic hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for up to 15 months of rental payments to cover back-rent owed from June 2020 through August 2021.

Proof of citizenship is not required to apply and financial assistance is grant money and does NOT have to be repaid.

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IDHS also has programs to help with utility payments, assistance for landlords and legal aid for housing issues. Click here to learn more.