What is the COVID-19 Recovery: UtilityAssistance Program? 

We have a 16% unemployment rate in Cook County due to COVID-19. 

  •  Women, particularly Black and Latinx, have been the most affected by job losses
  •  Over 1.24 million Illinois residents filed unemployment claims since March 20

Working with our partners, we are crafting a program geared towards suburban Cook County, to offer emergency utility assistance. Currently, we are in the pre-launch phase of this program and will post more details, including our final network of partners, as they become available. 

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