Illinois Housing Development Authority Rental Assistance Program

    • August 11, 2020
    7851024Gayle Curcio

    The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has developed the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) to support Illinois tenants unable to pay their rent due to a COVID-19 related loss of income. A tenant whose application is approved will receive a one-time grant of $5,000 paid directly to their landlord to cover missed rent payments beginning March 2020 and prepay payments through December 2020 or until the $5,000 is exhausted, whichever comes first.

    Applications will be accepted beginning August 10th through August 28th.

    To apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program or for more information, please visit