Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority ( IHDA ) announced that applications for rental assistance are now available for renters who have lost a job or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, IHDA will allocate $150 million to help income-eligible residents across the state pay their rent during this national emergency. Following the application period for rental assistance, IHDA will open applications for Emergency Mortgage Assistance, providing $150 million to homeowners impacted by COVID-19.
Taken together, these programs are the largest emergency housing assistance programs in the nation and will help approximately 40,000 households before the end of 2020.
To apply, visit era.ihda.org .