Rental Assistance

Rent and rent arrears payment is available for individuals and families that are in immediate risk of eviction. Payment will be made to property owner/manager, 7 to 10 days from the date the application is approved. Property owners must agree to participate in the program and cannot be a relative of the applicant or live in the household of the applicant. In addition, eligible applicants must demonstrate an ability to meet rent payments after assistance has been granted – based on the applicant’s current or anticipated income. 

Residents should apply for rental assistance at one of the Community Service Centers listed below or call a center to have an application sent via mail. Applicants must bring proof of income and evidence of eviction due to: 

  • Court Order to Vacate (foreclosure or eviction)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Fire or Flood
  • Temporary loss of Income

To view a tutorial on the program guidelines and how to submit an application click on the link below:

Rental Assistance Webinar


Englewood Community Service Center
1140 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620, 312-747-0200
Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Garfield Community Service Center
10 South Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612, 312-746-5400
Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 9-10 a.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center
4314 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60653, 312-747-2300
Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

North Area Community Service Center
845 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640, 312-744-2580
Apply: Daily, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

South Chicago Community Service Center
8650 South Commercial Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617, 312-747-0500
Apply: Daily, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Trina Davila Community Service Center
4300 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60639, 312-744-2014
Apply: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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