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Need Rental Assistance?

May 28th, 2021

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Application

Apply online at Chicago.gov/RentHelp, where you can also get more information. 

Deadline

The deadline to apply online is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

What do tenants need to apply?

Tenants must have the following documents to complete an application:

  • A government-issued photo ID
    • Eligible documents: driver’s license, state ID, CityKey ID card, green cards, U.S. or foreign passports, or any other U.S. or foreign photo ID
  • Proof of address (if the address on your ID is not current)
    • Eligible documents: a bank or credit card statement, utility bill, lease, or other document showing your current address
  • Proof of household income
    • Eligible documents: pay stubs, tax forms, bank statements, signed statement from your employer or caseworker, or a signed statement from the applicant
  • Proof of the amount of monthly rent paid
    • Eligible documents: lease, a statement from landlord, bank statements, check stubs showing a pattern of paying rent, or other documents showing a pattern of paying rent
    • Tenants who do not have one of these documents will be eligible for three months of rental assistance based on typical housing costs for their zip code.
  • Most recent utility bill (if applying for utility assistance)
  • For Bickerdike residents, landlord’s contact information is ERAP@bickerdike.org

More Information

Visit Chicago.gov/RentHelp
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