Applications are now open for the Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance program. It pays up to 12 months of missed rent and utilities payments and up to 3 months of future rent payments. Payments will be made directly to your landlord and utility company.
Applications opened on March 11, 2021 and will be accepted until April 2, 2021.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Live in suburban Cook County and rent their home (Landlords may apply on behalf of eligible tenants)
- Lack access to other support (e.g., don’t live in public housing or receive rental assistance from other programs during the same time period)
- Have proof of financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Have a household annual income at or below these requirements:
For more information, visit https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/covid-19-recovery-rental-assistance-program.