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  • 2021 Homeowner Assistance Fund

    Illinois homeowners who have fallen behind on payments due to the pandemic can soon seek support from a new homeowner assistance program provided by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).

    IHDA will offer the Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) in late 2021 or early 2022. The program will offer up to $30,000 in assistance to approved applicants.

    The fund is a new program designed to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after Jan. 21, 2020.

  • 211 – Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    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.

  • Addressing Tenant Concerns Regarding Rent and the Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 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.

  • Advance Directives

    CaringInfo provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.

  • American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center

    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.

  • Available Benefits Under the American Rescue Plan Act

    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.

  • Back to Business Illinois

    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.

  • Benefits.gov – Finding the Right Help During the COVID-19 Outbreak

    Helpful information on government benefits such as unemployment resources and healthcare coverage as well as resources for businesses and families.

  • Bloomington-Normal COVID-19 Information

    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.

  • Capitol Township

    (217) 525-1736