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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Cook County COVID 19 Recovery Emergency Rental Assistance

Cook County COVID Recovery

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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: 
Visit cookcountyil.gov/recovery

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.

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