COVID-19 Community Recovery Initiative

Service Information

Recovery Resources for Cook County residents and businesses

Cook County remains dedicated to supporting residents and small businesses during these challenging times. If you or your business has been impacted by the pandemic and needs support, please see our programs below:

For Residents

I need support paying rent and/or utilities

If you live in suburban Cook County, our Emergency Rental Assistance program may be able to help you get up to 18 months of rent and/or utilities payments.

Apply for rent assistance

I need legal help because of eviction, foreclosure or debt

Are you being evicted or dealing with unresolved debt? Are you behind on mortgage or property tax payments? You may be eligible for FREE legal help.

Get free legal help

For Businesses

My business is struggling because of the impact of the pandemic

We are here to help you keep your doors open and help you grow your business. Cook County’s Small Business Assistance Program will help you access available small business grants and address pressing needs with free business advising and webinar programs.

Apply for a grant

Receive free one-on-one advising

Webinars & Events

Helpful Resources

Resources Links
Talent Solutions and Workforce Development
Housing & General Resources

Get updates about COVID-19 programs

While we currently have limited programs available, we are always working to create more. Sign up and be the first to hear the latest news and updates about our recovery programs:

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Our Impact So Far

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have partnered with local, regional and national organizations to provide equitable, comprehensive financial relief and critical support services to suburban Cook County residents and small businesses.

We look forward to continuing to collaboratively strategize with vision, mobilize with purpose, and catalyze our community. Our report represents the outcomes and program highlights of our impact so far: View full report and watch the impact video.