Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Emergency Rental Assistance Program Now Accepting Applications

  • March 11, 2021
264 136 Gayle Curcio

Do you live in suburban Cook County and need help paying your rent?

The Cook County COVID-19 Recovery Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now accepting applications.

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:
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

*Examples of COVID-19 related hardships:

  • Financial hardships related to COVID-19 include:
  • Losing your income
  • Working fewer hours
  • Being furloughed
  • Quitting your job because you are at high risk for COVID-19 and need to self-isolate
  • Losing work to stay home to care for a child

For more information or to apply, please visit https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/covid-19-recovery-rental-assistance-program

The last day to apply is April 2, 2021.