Gov. Pritzker announces emergency rental assistance program

August 12, 2020

Governor JB Pritzker announced a new program, the Emergency Rental Assistance program, Monday morning.

Approved applicants will receive a one time grant of $5,000 paid directly to their landlord to cover missed rent payments beginning in March and prepay through December 2020 or until the $5,000 is exhausted.

Renters in need of assistance can go online and apply now by clicking HERE.

 Applications will be taken through Aug. 21, but the window could close sooner if there is massive interest in the program. So, people should apply as soon as possible.


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