Emergency Rental Assistance

Dear Neighbor,
Mark your calendars! On August 10, the Governor will hold a press conference announcing the launch of the Emergency Rental Assistance program.
Applications will be available from August 10, 2020 – August 21, 2020:
  August 10: Application period opens
  August 21: Application period closes
Applications are limited and expected to close early due to high demand. Click here to apply. For assistance, call (312) 883-2270 or toll-free at (888) 252-1119. For those who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired, please call 1-877-274-4309 (TTY).
Note that only one application per household is allowed and an application is not a guarantee of assistance.
You will be eligible for Emergency Rental Assistance if:
  • Your household income before March 1, 2020 was at or below 80% of the Average Median Income.
  • You, or an adult member of your household, suffered a loss of income due to COVID-19.
  • You missed a rent payment on or after March 1, 2020, and your landlord is willing to participate.
Below you will find important documents providing further detail about the Emergency Rental Assistance program. As always, please do not hesitate to call our office at (773) 296-4141 if we can be of service during this time.
Very truly yours,

Sara Feigenholtz
State Senator, 6th District