CHICAGO – To ensure that Illinois families can afford to stay in their rental properties during the upcoming months amidst the pandemic, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is encouraging local families and individuals to apply for the latest round of rental assistance from the state.
“Although much progress has been made in combatting COVID-19 during these past months, it’s no secret that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic,” said Slaughter. “Folks are still reeling from the massive shock to the economy that the pandemic delivered, and I firmly believe that it’s critical that they get the resources they need.”
On Dec.6, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) opened its latest round of funding for its rental assistance grant program, which provides recipients with up $25,000 in funding to address overdue payments. Slaughter and IHDA are encouraging landlords and tenants to apply for this grant. For more information or to access the application please visit www.ihda.org/about-ihda/illinois-rental-payment-program/.
“Housing is a human right, and it is critical that we continue to find ways to support our working families during this unprecedented period of uncertainty,” said Slaughter. “We must continue to make sure that the families in our community have access to the resources they need to have a stable home.”