Help Paying Rent In Illinois

Help Paying Rent Guide In Illinois

Emergency Rental Assistance Programs include the government ERAP programs that provide financial assistance to help households pay for rent and utilities.

In addition to ERAPs, there are a number of other resources available to renters who are struggling to afford their rent. These resources include:

- Rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations
- State and local government programs
- Utility assistance programs

Top Tips

When contacting a non-profit organization for rental assistance, be sure to ask about the following:

- Eligibility requirements: Who is eligible for rental assistance from the organization?
- Application process: How do you apply for rental assistance?
- Types of assistance offered: Does the organization offer one-time assistance, ongoing assistance, or both?
- How much assistance is offered: How much money can you receive in rental assistance?
- Other resources: Does the organization offer any other resources that may be helpful to you, such as food assistance, job training, or childcare assistance?

Qualification Information

To qualify for rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations in Illinois, you will typically need to meet the following criteria:

- You must be a renter who is struggling to afford your rent.
- You must have a household income below a certain level, which varies depending on the program.
- You may also need to meet other requirements, such as having a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or being a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant.

Some non-profit organizations may also have additional requirements, such as:
- You must have been evicted from your home in the past 90 days.
- You must have a disability.
- You must be a veteran.
- You must be a senior citizen.

To apply for a rental assistance program from a non-profit organization, you will typically need to complete an application and provide documentation of your income, assets, and household composition. You may also need to provide a copy of your lease agreement and proof of any financial hardship that you are experiencing.

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Illinois Statistics

  • Population 12,901,563
  • Number of cities 76
  • Assitance Resources 98

New Listings

Catholic Charities of Joliet- Will county

16555 Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL - 60403

Health & Human Services Department - EVANSTON

2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL - 60201

City of Chicago Rent Assistance

1615 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL - 60622

DuPage Community Development Commission - DU PAGE COUNTY

421 N. County Farm Road , Wheaton, IL - 60187

Cook County Planning and Development - COOK COUNTY

69 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL - 60602

Cicero Housing Department - CICERO

1634 S. Laramie Ave., Cicero, IL - 60804

Rockford Human Services Department

555 North Court Street, Rockford, IL - 61103

Madison County Community Development (MCCD) - MADISON COUNTY

130 Hillsboro Ave., Edwardsville, IL - 62025

Kendall County Health Department

811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL - 60560