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Illinois Housing Development Authority – 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program

The Illinois Housing Development Authority’s (IHDA) 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) 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 tenant-led application period for the Illinois Rental Payment Program is now closed for new applications until further notice.  Click here to check the status of your application.

  • All joint applications completed by both the tenant and the landlord are currently being evaluated for funding. IHDA will contact all applicants upon completion of the review.
  • Applications initiated by tenants prior to Sunday, July 18, will remain accessible to landlords and may be completed until 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2021.

If you are a tenant and your landlord does not respond to your application, please contact a Housing Support Services (HSS)  HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency as soon as possible for instructions to complete your application.

Click here for more details and program updates.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is currently accepting applications for rental assistance.