Do you live in Suburban Cook County and need help paying rent and utilities due to COVID-19? The Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance program pays up to 12 months of missed rent and utilities payments and up to 3 months of future rent payments.
How can you apply?
Applications open March 11, 2021 and will be accepted until April 2, 2021. Start the application process at cookcountyil.gov/recovery.
- Live in suburban Cook County and rent their home (Landlords may apply on behalf of tenants)
- Lack access to other support (e.g., don’t live in public housing or receive rental assistance from other programs)
- Have financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Have a household annual income at or below these requirements:
- Household Size: 1 -- Income: $51,000
- Household Size: 2 -- Income: $58,250
- Household Size: 3 -- Income: $65,550
- Household Size: 4 -- Income: $72,800
- Household Size: 5 -- Income: $78,650
- Household Size: 6 -- Income: $84,450
- Household Size: 7 -- Income: $90,300
- Household Size: 7 -- Income: $96,100
To apply and learn more:
Get text alerts by texting:
AlertCook to 888-777
For application assistance and language translation, please contact the Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance helpline at 877-466-6515
If you live in the City of Chicago and need rental assistance, visit chi.gov/housinghelp for more information.