Eviction Help Illinois is a new program that offers free legal help for Illinois residents facing potential eviction and landlords not represented by a lawyer.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Look-Up Tool: This tool connects people with local programs that may help with rent and utilities.
The Rental Assistance Program – Although the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) is closed and not currently accepting new applications, there is more funding coming. This site will have information on both DHS and IHDA rent programs.
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Income-eligible suburban Cook County residents who have struggled to pay their rent during the pandemic can apply for a lottery rental assistance program. Money for this program will come from the federal CARES Act funds. These funds will be administered by the Housing Authority of Cook County. The application period for the lottery opens on Monday, August 10 and closes on August 18. Up to $4500 will be paid to a landlord for an eligible household selected in the lottery. Funding will be available to suburban renters with household incomes under 80 percent of the area median income Residents can review their eligibility and apply for assistance here.
Searching for a new place in Chicago or nearby suburbs? Here are some sites you may want to try for a rental or apartment finding service:
Chicago Apartment Finders