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

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.

The program is designed for suburban Cook County renters and landlords.

Payments will be made directly to landlords on behalf of . . .

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