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Is COVID-19 making it difficult for you to pay rent or utilities?
We can help.

If you have experienced financial hardship during the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent and/or utility bills, you may be eligible for Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance.

Find out if you qualify and apply on October 4, 2021.


Applications for the next round of rental assistance will be opening soon. Here’s what you need to know to prepare:

Do you qualify for Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance?

  • Are you a renter or landlord in suburban Cook County?
  • Have you experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Do you have a current or future obligation to pay rent, utilities, and/or other housing-related expenses?
  • Is your household annual income at or below these requirements?
    Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    Income $52,200 $59,650 $67,100 $74,550 $80,550 $86,500 $92,450 $98,450

If you answered yes to all four questions, you are eligible to apply for up to 18 months of total assistance.

Step 1: Prepare to Apply

Download our checklist to help you prepare to apply:

Renter Checklist

Download the Renter checklist PDF to find out if you qualify and what documents you’ll need in order to be ready to apply.

Landlord Checklist

Download the Landlord checklist PDF to find out if your tenants qualify and what documents you’ll need in order to be ready to apply.

Step 2: Fill Out the Online Application

Applications for both renters and landlords open on October 4, 2021.

The deadline to apply is October 29, 2021.

Apply Here

Do you have questions?

Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about the program, the application process, the documents you need to apply, and much more.

Renter
Frequently Asked Questions

Landlord
Frequently Asked Questions

Application Support

Need help with your application? Do you have questions?

Reach out to our help center at (833) 221-9821

Hours: Monday-Friday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST

Help is available in multiple languages.


Other Available Assistance Resources

If you do not qualify for this program or you are looking for other forms of assistance, below are links to other programs for COVID-19 financial assistance: