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Suburban Cook County residents have until Aug. 18 to apply for rental assistance from new $20M program

Cook County officials announced on Friday the launch of a $20 million rental assistance program to help suburban residents experiencing financial insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will be funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will pay one to three months of overdue or future rent for income-eligible households. Payments will be made directly to landlords on behalf of tenants up to a total of $4,500.

“This is the right thing to do for public health and our economy,” Cook County Board President . . .

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