Social Services Resources
The Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF), which is administered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), is not accepting applications at this time. If you have already applied, please continue to check your ILHAF account for application status updates.
If you need help understanding what your status update means, visit application status definitions.
If you have any questions about your status, please contact ILHAF customer relations at (866) 454-3571 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add your name to the waitlist to be notified of future application rounds.
If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services, visit www.211.org/get-help/help-during-covid-19-pandemic or dial 211.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) developed this flyer to provide Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation participants with important information and resources about paying rent during the national emergency concerning the coronavirus pandemic.
HUD also provides Resources for Renters which includes:
- Eviction prevention resources
- HUD-certified housing counselors
- Fair housing resources and discrimination help
- Emergency rental assistance
CaringInfo provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.
In order to provide support to families and communities who have suffered the loss of loved ones, the American Red Cross has developed a Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC) as a hub for resources and contact with its partners.
The Illinois Department of Human Services in collaboration with the Illinois Commission on Poverty and Economic Security has put together a summary document listing new benefits that are now available to individuals and families through the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan Act.
The types of benefits include stimulus checks, earned income tax credits, child tax credit, unemployment insurance, rental or mortgage assistance and food, cash, childcare and/or medical support.
The Illinois Department of Labor is launching Back to Business Illinois, a free, voluntary service that connects small businesses of 250 employees or less with consultants who will help them address workplace safety and health issues related to the coronavirus and create a plan to ensure a safe, healthy and productive environment for employees and visitors.
These one-hour confidential consultations take place virtually, via teleconference.
Helpful information on government benefits such as unemployment resources and healthcare coverage as well as resources for businesses and families.
This site serves as a resource for individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Bloomington-Normal communities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It includes support for childcare and meals as well as utility resources.