Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said Monday that $1.5 billion in housing assistance was being made available to renters and landlords throughout the state hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Gov. Pritzker, applications for the second round of rental assistance funding are now available to help Illinoisians experiencing economic hardship caused by the pandemic.
The Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) will deploy multiple rounds of funding totaling $1.1 billion dollars to Illinois renters and landlords in an effort to prevent evictions. An additional $400 million in rental assistance will be provided by larger municipalities. The state will also be standing up a separate program to support homeowners with $400 million in mortgage assistance, according to the governor.
According to the governor, any eligible Illinois resident who rents their home, is behind on payments, and experienced financial hardship in the pandemic is eligible to apply for up to $25,000 of rental assistance paid directly to their housing provider or landlord.
Applications for ILRPP will be accepted between Monday, May 17 through Monday, June 7. Interested residents can apply online at: ILRPP.IHDA.org.
You can find more information on ILRPP from Gov. Pritzker on Illinois.gov.