COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

About the Program

The Rental Assistance Program is available to Chicago renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


An “eligible household” is defined as a rental household in the City of Chicago in which at least one or more individuals meets the following criteria:

  • Qualifies for unemployment or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19;
  • Demonstrates a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and,
  • Has a household income at or below 80% of the area median.
Available Assistance

Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance, plus an additional 3 months if the grantee determines the extra months are needed to ensure housing stability and grantee funds are available. The payment of existing housing-related arrears that could result in eviction is prioritized. Assistance will be provided to reduce rental arrears before providing assistance for future rent payments. Future rent assistance will be provided for only up to three months at a time. Households may re-apply for additional assistance at the end of the three-month period.


Contact Us
Monday – Friday | 8am – 6pm


Contact Us
Monday – Friday | 8am – 6pm

Assisting Agencies

All Chicago has provided a number of agencies to assist you in entering your application if you are unable to do so due to limited access to technology to access the registration portal. Please review from the list below to locate your closest Assisting Agency location.

  • Catholic Charities, 2601West Marquette Road, Chicago IL 60629, 312-655-7700
  • Heartland Human Care Services, 4419 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago IL 60640, 312-660-1300
  • Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, 33 North Lasalle Street, Chicago IL 606202, 312-347-7600
  • Phalanx Family Services, 837 West 119th Street, Chicago IL 606243, 773-291-1086
  • Spanish Coalition for Housing, 922 N. Pulaski Rd Chicago, IL. 60639 (773) 342-7575
  • Spanish Coalition for Housing, 9010 S. Commercial Ave. Chicago, IL. 60617 (773) 933-7575 

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