Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The eviction moratorium ends on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, but Chicago tenants still have options. 

If you are worried about remaining in your home because you have been unable to pay rent: 

  1. Don't Self-Evict - If you get an eviction notice, know that only the Sheriff can carry out an eviction. It is illegal for your landlord to try to remove you from your home. 
  2. Get Legal Help - Get free legal help at Rentervention.com or by calling 312.347.7600. More information is available below. 
  3. Get Financial Help – See below for options to apply for up to 15 months of rental assistance. 

DOH is continuing to process and approve rental assistance applications submitted earlier this year, and is prioritizing the most vulnerable applicants to ERAP, based on income. 
You can check the status of your online application by clicking here.

La moratoria de desalojos termina el 3 de octubre, 2021, pero los inquilinos en Chicago todavía tienen opciones. 

Si Ud. se preocupa por inestabilidad en su hogar porque no ha podido pagar la renta: 

  1. Si ha recibido una notificacion de desalojo del propietario de su departamento, no tiene que mudarse de inmediato. Sólo la Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Cook puede finalizar 
    un desalojo, y es ilegal si el propietario intenta desalojarlo de su hogar. 
  2. Hay asistencia legal gratuita. Visite Rentervention.com o llame 312.374.7600. 
  3. Hay asistencia financiera. Visite Chicago.gov/RentHelp para aplicar para hasta 15 meses de asistencia. 

DOH está procesando y aprobando aplicaciones para asistencia financiera y da preferencia a los aplicantes más vulnerables, considerando sus ingresos. Para ver su estus de su aplicacion, 
haga clic aqui.

Apply for Rental Assistance 

Apply for rental assistance online at https://www.rentrelief.com/allchicago/or call a City of Chicago delegate agency below: 

Citywide 

  • Chinese Mutual Aid Association — 773.784.2900  
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago — 800.831.7949 
  • Spanish Coalition for Housing — 773.933.7575 

South Side 

  • Far South Community Development Corporation — 773.831.7107 
  • Southwest Organizing Project — 773.471.8208 
  • Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation — 773.483.3696 
  • United African Organization — 312.949.9980 

West Side 

  • Oak Park Regional Housing Center — 773.887.5187 
  • Esperanza Health Centers — 773.584.6200 
  • Garfield Park Community Council — 773.948.8989 

North Side 

  • Northwest Side Housing Center — 773.283.3888 

Find the Status of Your Application

If you are a landlord or tenant and applied to receive rental assistance during the open application period that ended in June, you can check the status of your application by clicking here.

A list of status descriptions and their explanations are listed below: 

  • Waiting for match: application not matched with landlord 
  • Ready for case management review: application is matched & assigned to a case manager  
  • In case manager review: case being reviewed by case manager  
  • Ready for supervisor review: case referred to supervisor for determination  
  • In supervisor review: case being reviewed for approval  
  • Need more documentation: more information needed - please follow up with your case worker  
  • Approved: application approved  
  • Closed/submitted for payment: application is approved for funding and check is in the mail  
  • Rejected: case has been denied for various reasons 

If you have applied for emergency rental assistance, have not yet been approved, and have received an eviction filing from your landlord, contact Cook County Legal Aid at 855.956.5763 or visit cookcountylegalaid.org to learn how you can get help. Your case may be delayed and your application may be expedited. 

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