COVID-19 Housing Relief Programs

Keep up to date with state and local relief programs to address COVID-19-related housing distress.

This page will be updated as new programs launch and others come to a close.


The Illinois Housing Development Authority Illinois Rental Payment Program application portal is now LIVE!

  • The maximum grant amount is $25,000 for up to 12 months of missed rent payments and 3 months of future rent payments. The amount granted will depend on the tenant’s individual situation.
  • The coverage period is June 2020 through August 2021.

Tenant-led applications begin Monday, June 28!

Application Period:

  • June 28 at 9 a.m. – July 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Basic Eligibility: 

  • Household must have experienced a financial hardship directly — or indirectly — due to the pandemic.
  • Household is behind on rent and/ or is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • 2020 household income was below 80% of the Area Median Income, adjusted for household size.
  • Proof of citizenship is not required. Rental assistance is not a “public charge” benefit.

Need assistance?

SSHC is a Housing Stability Services partner for this program, and our staff is available to answer your questions:

Call (708) 957-4674 and press 0 (zero)

Email sshc.contact@gmail.com