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Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Grants to Illinois Families and Individuals in Eligible
Areas for Housing Support During the Coronavirus Crisis

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Chicago, Department of Housing (DOH)

Deadline Date:

06/15/21 11:59 PM

Description:

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Grants to Illinois residents in eligible locations for rent support during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to assist income-eligible households that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic and are struggling to make rent payments. Eligible applicants reside in Chicago.

Landlords can apply for assistance on behalf of a tenant. Landlords may also register their properties using the online application and be notified if a tenant has started the application process for rental assistance.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196396

Estimated Size of Grant:

ERAP will provide grants of up to 12 months of unpaid rent and three months of future rent payments for eligible tenants and landlords.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, tenants must:
- Live in Chicago
- Have suffered a hardship due to COVID-19, such as job loss, reduced hours, or illness within the household
- Be at risk of housing instability
- Have earned less than the maximum household income listed below during 2020 or at the time of application (see the table on the URL for Full Text, below).

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply online is 11:59 p.m. on June 15, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://chicago.unqork.io/#/workflow/anonymouspreeligibilityflow/welcome

The ERAP Call Center is available by calling 312.698.0202.

City Hall, 121
N. LaSalle St., Room 1000
Chicago, Illinois 60602

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Chicago

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