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Illinois Rental Payment Program

The Illinois Rental Assistance Program provides up to $25,000 in rental assistance to renters who are not in a court proceeding. The program is run by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). Applications may be submitted through Dec. 31, 2022.

Households who are behind on rent but not yet facing eviction court proceedings should contact an IDHS Service Provider Agency.

Provider agencies will help you:

  • Determine eligibility
  • Walk you through the application process
  • Help you submit your application
  • Find assistance with utility bills, free legal aid and additional services