Almost 70,000 people have applied for Illinois rent relief program in four weeks

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In just four weeks, the state has received nearly 70,000 applications from people requesting rental assistance.

The Illinois Rental Payment Program, ILRPP, has already paid out $70 million to landlords on tenants’ behalf in 87 counties, which comes as the Illinois Housing Development Authority, IDHA. reviews 70,000 additional applications for rent help.

An additional $17 million has been approved and is in the process of being paid out with hundreds of millions of additional dollars expected to be sent out the door in the coming weeks in response to applications totaling $664 million in requests for assistance for past due and future rent payments.

IHDA is continuing to review applications as quickly as possible and is prioritizing requests for tenants who are unemployed and those with very-low household incomes.

To further assist renters affected by the pandemic, tenants will be able to apply for ILRPP assistance directly and invite their landlord to participate in the program beginning June 28.

* From the governor’s office…

Additional rounds for rental and a new mortgage assistance program will be announced in the coming weeks for households still struggling from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and American Rescue Plan Act (P.L. 117-2) both provided these emergency funds so the state of Illinois can continue to aid struggling Illinois renters, housing providers and homeowners.

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June 23, 2021 at 03:31PM

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