If you are a renter in Illinois and are behind on rent due to economic hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for up to $25,000 in emergency rental assistance. Assistance may cover up to 15 months of missed or partial payments – including 12 months of past-due rent and 3 months of future rent payments. Proof of citizenship is not required to apply and financial assistance is a grant that does not have to be repaid.

If ILRPP is accepting applications, you may apply through the Illinois Housing Development Authority at ilrpp.ihda.org. Check back regularly to see if this program is accepting applications.

If you need assistance with your utility bills, free legal aid, or additional support services, please visit www.illinoisrentalassistance.org to find additional financial help.