State and national eviction moratoriums expired Oct 3which puts residents at risk of eviction again if they cannot pay the rent. Tenants and landlords who are unable to pay rent and electricity bills because of the pandemic can apply for up to 18 months Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance until October 29th. How to apply.
First, check whether you are authorized.
Applicants must meet all four of these qualifications:
- Be a tenant or landlord in suburban Cook County.
- Prove that you have experienced pandemic-related financial challenges.
- You will have to pay rent, utilities, or other home-related expenses now or in the future.
- The household income is at or below a threshold value for the district. For example, households of one person must earn up to $ 52,200 annually to qualify, and households of two people must earn up to $ 59,650 annually to qualify. For a full list of household income eligibility requirements, see Rent Allowance website.
Next, put together your required documents.
To apply for help, you will need to provide identification, a list of the people in your household, and the monthly income of your household. You’ll also need to provide proof of a pandemic-related financial emergency and provide your landlord’s name and email address. When applying for electricity subsidy, you should also submit your final electricity bill.
Here is a checklist of documents that tenants can submit with their application for assistance available in English, Arabic, Chinese, polishing, Spanish and Tagalog.
Then fill out the application online by October 29th.
Here is a link to Frequently Asked Questions about Tenant Support, available in English, Arabic, Chinese, polishing, Spanish and Tagalog.
The Rental Assistance application Help Center is available on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 833-221-9821 for calls in multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
There is also other help.
Residents who do not qualify for this program or are seeking other forms of assistance can refer to this resource list at. turn around English and Spanish. You can also apply for the Legal aid for housing and debt program, Rental Assistance for Chicago and Providing assistance to residents of the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois.
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