UPDATED: August 25, 2020
The deadline to submit application for the Emergency Rental Assistance program has been extended till Friday, August 28, 200.
Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has extended the eviction ban to allow for Emergency Rental Assistance awards to be provided before evictions can begin again. The new deadline is September 19, 2020.
Original Post: August 10, 2020
The Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program offered by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) lauched on Monday, August 10, 2020. Applications can be submitted online at era.ihda.org. The applicatoin window is open through August 21, however they may stop accepting applications if volume is large.
The grants, provided directly to landlords who choose to participate, are paid on behalf of the tenant and paid upto $5,000. An estimated 30,000 grants will be fulfilled. Find more information in the PDFs below.