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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)



City of Chicago Mortgage Assistance
Effective immediately, Neighborhood Housing Services is no longer accepting mortgage assistance applications.



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.


Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP)
The Illinois Rental Payment Program is now open and accepting applications until January 9, 2022. The program can provide up to $25,000 in emergency rental assistance. Check eligibility and apply HERE.

If you need help applying, call Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago at 1-800-831-7949 or email



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 call 800-831-7949 to make an appointment with one of our Client Services Specialists.