The city of Chicago has issued a new grant for means-tested emergency rent and mortgage assistance for those financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. As reported by Curbed Chicago:
“The application window is short—between Friday, March 27 to Wednesday, April 1. So, if you need help submit information through an online form. Applicants who are selected will be entered into a lottery and hear back in a few days from the Department of Housing. Specifically for renters, there is an emergency financial assistance in order to prevent homelessness or those who are at risk of eviction.
Specifically for renters, there is an emergency financial assistance in order to prevent homelessness or those who are at risk of eviction. In order to apply, residents must get an application packet from one of the city’s community service centers and mail it in (this process still stands, even with the stay-at-home order). Once approved, the payments will be made directly to the property owner or landlord.”
Those struggling with rent or mortgage obligations may wish to review the standards for assistance and apply.