Illinois Court-Based Rental Assistance Program (CBRAP)

Are you behind on rent and facing eviction? You may qualify for court-based rental assistance from the Illinois Housing Development Authority. You can apply now at IllinoisHousingHelp.org, or contact us at (708) 957-4674 if you need help applying.

CBRAP grants are subject to availability and a submitted application is not a guarantee of approval or funding. Funding from other COVID-19 programs may impact the amount provided by CBRAP.

CBRAP Eligibility

  • You are in a court eviction proceeding due to nonpayment.
  • You have experienced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Proof of citizenship is not required. Rental assistance is not a “public charge” benefit.
  • Your household income is at or below 80% of the area median income, adjusted for household size.
  • You rent/let your home in Illinois.

Documentation Requirements

Tenants Must Provide:

  • Eviction court complaint, summons, and court-case number
  • Government-issued photo ID (regardless of expiration date)
  • Proof of address
  • Evidence of household income
  • Evidence of past-due rent
  • Current signed lease (if available)
  • Proof of public assistance (if applicable)

Landlords Must Provide:

  • Eviction court complaint, summons, and court case number
  • Proof of Identity or LLC, Certificate of Good Standing, or Articles of Incorporation
  • Proof of ownership
  • Evidence of past-due rent
  • Current signed lease (if available)
  • Fully executed and current property management agreement (if applicable)

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