Cook County rent assistance

Cook County announces $72.8 million rental and utility assistance for residents and landlords

March 15, 2021 - 20:50

Cook County officials announced on Thursday the launch of a $72.8 million rental and utility assistance program to help suburban Cook County residents experiencing financial and housing insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is funded by the Bipartisan-Bicameral Omnibus COVID Relief legislation passed in late 2020. It pays up to 12 months of missed rent and utility payments and up to three months of future rent payments.

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