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Find out if you qualify for emergency housing assistance in Illinois due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This site is intended to help guide Illinoisans in need of emergency housing assistance due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover the emergency assistance programs available to you by multiple state agencies including: the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP)

Apply for up to $25,000 in Rental Assistance

The Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) provides financial assistance for rent to income-eligible Illinois renters and their landlords who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a renter in Illinois and are behind on rent due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for up to $25,000 and 18 months of emergency rental payments.

Both renters and landlords can apply for assistance.

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Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.

Proof of citizenship is not required to apply and ILRPP assistance is a grant that does NOT have to be repaid.
Find out if you’re eligible for emergency rental assistance below.

Help prevent suspected fraud for IHDA’s Rental Payment Program to ensure emergency rental assistance is received by Illinois households in need. Report suspected fraud here.

Pre-Eligibility Check

To be eligible for ILRPP, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
Illinois Resident

You are either a renter in Illinois or a landlord with a tenant who lives in Illinois.

Financial & Unemployment Difficulty

Your household (or your tenant’s household) experienced a financial hardship during or due, directly or indirectly, to the coronavirus pandemic.

Housing Instability

Your household (or your tenants’ household) is behind on rent and/or is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.

Income Limits

Your (or your tenant’s) household income is at or below the limit for your county. Click here to find the income limits for your county.

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Before you apply, please make sure to review the list of acceptable tenant and landlord documents.