ILRPP Program

Please note that applications for rental assistance will be accepted beginning Monday, December 6 through Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Applications submitted outside of that window will not be eligible for review.


What is this?

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 provides stimulus relief for the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and includes funds for rent and utilities relief as well as funds for Homeownership Assistance.

Eligible Rent-Relief program applicants may apply the benefits to the following:

Future rent and utility payments

Back rent owed or utility bills not paid since the beginning of the pandemic

Other expenses related to housing incurred directly or indirectly due to the pandemic

  • Please click here to learn more about and apply for the rental program open in your area.

Grant Information

Applicants are eligible for up to 15 months of assistance. The grant can cover the past due rent from the previous 12 months and future rental assistance for the next three months, if deemed necessary. The maximum grant amount is $25,000. The emergency rental assistance is provided by the Federal government and is free to tenant and housing provider. If approved, the grant will be paid to the housing provider in the form of a check.


Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive financial assistance through ILRPP, tenants must meet all of the following:

  • Household is behind on their rent.
  • Household lives in Illinois and rents their home as their primary residence
  • Household’s total gross income cannot exceed 80% Area Median Income for location
  • Household must have experienced a financial hardship directly — or indirectly — due to the pandemic, for example:
    • Being laid off
    • Place of employment has closed
    • Reduction in hours of work
    • Loss of spousal/child support
    • Inability to find work due to COVID-19
    • Having to stay home with children due to closure of day care/school
    • Unable to participate in previous employment due to the workplace’s high risk of severe illness from COVID-19
  • At risk of homelessness or housing instability


Documentation Requirements

  • Tenants
    • Government-issued photo ID
    • A utility bill or proof of address (if the address on your ID is not your current address)
    • Monthly rent and amount past-due
    • Proof of household income in 2020
    • Proof of public assistance (if applicable)
    • Valid email address
    • Proof of immigration status (or social security number) is not required

The application will be a joint application from the housing provider and the tenant. We strongly encourage you to communicate with the office and begin preparing your materials.

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