$5000 Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program
Are you struggling to pay your rent due to COVID-19? Are you a landlord with a tenant who is behind on rent?
Tenants who have fallen behind on rent because of by COVID-19 can get a $5,000 grant to catch up. The grant is called Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA).
Tenants must apply directly on IHDA’s website: era.ihda.org. The application takes around 10 mins. The landlord must participate later and submit their own information. All grants will be paid directly to the landlord.
The application window is now closed.
To be eligible for ERA:
Your household income before march 1, 2020 was within the allowable limits.
You, or an adult member of your household, suffered a loss of income due to COVID-19
You missed a rent payment on or after March 1, 2020, and your landlord is willing to participate