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Posted on: March 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Thru April 2 - Cook County COVID Emergency Rental Assistance

Do you live in Suburban Cook County and need help paying rent and utilities due to COVID-19? The Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance program pays up to 12 months of missed rent and utilities payments and up to 3 months of future rent payments.


Do you live in Suburban Cook County and

need help paying rent and utilities

due to COVID-19?

The Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance program pays up to 12 months of missed rent and utilities payments and up to 3 months of future rent payments.

 


 

Applications open March 11, 2021, and will be accepted until April 2, 2021. Start the application process at cookcountyil.gov/recovery.

 

How do I know if I’m eligible? To be eligible, renters must:

  • Live in suburban Cook County and rent their home (Landlords may apply on behalf of tenants)
  • Lack access to other support (e.g., don’t live in public housing or receive rental assistance from other programs)
  • Have proof of fi            hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Have a household annual income at or below these requirements:

 

Household size

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Income

$51,000

$58,250

$65,550

$72,800

$78,650

$84,450

$90,300

$96,100

 

What documents do I need to apply? For the initial application, renters need:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card (if available)
  • Verifi          of income for 2020 (e.g., recent paystubs or tax returns)
  • Documentation of COVID-19 fi            hardship (e.g., unemployement claims or proof of income decrease)
  • Latest utility bill (if applying for utility assistance)

 

To apply and learn more:

 

For assistance with your application and language translation services, please contact the Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance Program helpline at 877-426-6515.

 

 

If you live in the City of Chicago and need rental assistance, visit chi.gov/housinghelp for more information

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