HomeEmergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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Additional assistance is coming! The application portal for the next round of rental and utility grants to those financially impacted during the COVID-10 pandemic will open Monday December 6, 2021. Review the FAQs at chicago.gov/renthelp to find out more about what you need to apply.

The Resurrection Project is proud to partner with the City of Chicago and our subgrantee organizations on this important initiative. ERAP provides much needed assistance to renters and landlords who continue to face hardship from the pandemic, and we look forward to continuing to play a lead role in getting these critical resources to Chicago residents. The City of Chicago prioritized households earning 50% of the area median income ($46,600 for a family of four) and below. In this latest round of ERAP, DOH will continue to prioritize those households to continue stabilizing families hardest hit by the pandemic. To date, through ERAP funds the City has assisted over 8,600 households with rent and utility payments, with an average rental assistance of $8,900 and average utility assistance of $800 per applicant.

This round of ERAP will provide up to $2,500 per month for up to 15 months of past due rent and three months of future payments. Eligible tenants will also be able to apply to receive up to 18 months (15 past due, three future months) of utility payments. The maximum number of months residents can receive ERAP assistance is 18 months between both application rounds.

To be eligible, tenants must:

  • Live in Chicago
  • Have experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship during or due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Be at risk of housing instability
  • Have earned less than the maximum household income listed below during 2020 or at the time of application
  • Grants will prioritize households at 50% of AMI and below

For more information about the Department of Housing’s programs and services, visit Chicago.gov/housing.

Chicago ERAP Hubs