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Emergency Housing Assistance Grants

Emergency assistance funds are made available by the State of Illinois, Cook County, the City of Chicago, and/or other private resources to assist low-to-moderate income households experiencing economic hardships. These grants are made as funding is available until the monies are exhausted and/or as the program timeframe allows.

Emergency Housing Assistance Grants

If you need financial assistance with your rent, mortgage, or utility bill, please check the resources below (income limits generally apply)

 

MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

City of Chicago Mortgage Assistance
Financial support is available to City of Chicago homeowners who have experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are having difficulty paying their mortgage.
Applications are being accepted. CLICK HERE for more information from Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS).

 

RENTAL ASSISTANCE

The State of Illinois, Cook County, and City of Chicago have new emergency rental assistance programs to support households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. CLICK HERE for an overview on all available assistance programs and relevant program dates.

 

City of Chicago Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)*
Financial support is available to income-qualified City of Chicago landlords and renters who have experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are having difficulty paying for rent and utilities. Applicants are eligible for assistance in the form of up to 12 months of unpaid rent and 3 months of future rent, including utility payments.


NHS will continue to accept applications during this special application period which is open for tenants and landlords until funds are exhausted or through Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
Applications are being accepted. CLICK HERE for more information from Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS).


Be advised, processing may take several weeks


To pick-up an application or drop off completed applications and required documents, please visit one of NHS Chicago’s neighborhood offices.

 

UTILITY BILL ASSISTANCE

State of Illinois Utility Bill Assistance Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Financial support is available to eligible low-income households in Illinois who need help paying their heating and electric bills. CLICK HERE for more information from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Chicago residents can reach out to directly to  CEDA to APPLY for Gas and Electric Assistance through the LIHEAP program.

 

*For assistance completing an application, please email NHS of Chicago at EmergencyAssistance@nhschicago.org call 800-831-7949 to make an appointment with one of our Client Services Specialists.