Resource Directory /

Illinois Rental Assistance Program

The Rental Assistance Program is here to help keep families stably housed, and ensure that tenants and housing providers/landlords are financially secure to prevent a tide of evictions due to COVID-19.

If you are a renter whose primary residence is in Illinois and are behind on rent due to economic hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for up to 15 months of rental payments to cover back-rent owed from June 2020 through August 2021.

Visit for more details and to check your eligibility. Information is available in English and Spanish.

Please note that proof of citizenship is not required to apply. This financial assistance is grant money and does not have to be repaid.