City of Chicago emergency rental assistance is available for people suffering financial hardship due to a crisis such as loss of job, home fire, or illness. The program is intended to allow families to maintain housing during the time it takes to regain stability.
Eligible clients must demonstrate that moving forward they will have sufficient income to cover rent and other living expenses. The program offers a one-time grant up to $900 to cover one month’s rent.
Applications can be filed at any of the City’s six community service centers. Log on to https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/community_servicecenterlocations.html.
For City family and support services, log on to https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/how_to_find_rentalassistanceinchicago.html?fbclid=IwAR2zrKPBbyvp4eICmWrUtgxyxUOxjcEGKVem0zByXSDCfxsp2mi9X6Qx1pA.
Or, call 311.