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2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program

The Illinois Housing Development Authority’s (IHDA) 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program is an emergency rental assistance program designed to support households in Illinois that are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program can provide up to $25,000 in emergency rental assistance. The IHDA will begin accepting applications for the program on May 17.

Housing providers/landlords may initiate a joint application starting May 17 through June 7. Tenants will have until June 14 to complete their portion of a landlord-initiated application.

Tenants may initiate their own application starting June 9 through June 28. Landlords will have until July 6 to complete their portion of the tenant-initiated application.

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