Sunday, August 30, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Starting Monday, August 24, the Illinois Housing Development Authority will be accepting applications for the Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMA) to support Illinois homeowners unable to pay their mortgage due to a COVID-19-related loss of income. Homeowners can apply starting Monday, August 24 at 9:00am CST by going to https://ema.ihda.org/
Friday, August 21, 2020
Monday, August 10, 2020
In response to last night’s events, the City of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) has provide some updates on support and resources available for local businesses. Find more information here.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Starting Monday, August 9, the Illinois Housing Development Authority will be accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) to support Illinois tenants unable to pay their rent due to a COVID-19-related loss of income. Renters can apply starting Monday, August 9 at 9:00am CST by going to https://era.ihda.org/
Tenants whose application is approved will receive a one-time grant of $5,000 paid directly to their landlord to cover missed rent payments beginning March 2020 and prepay payments through December 2020, or until the $5,000 is exhausted, whichever comes first. Governor Pritzker, in partnership with IHDA, has committed to putting $150 million toward the ERA program.
Applicants must provide a documented COVID-19 related loss of income on or after March 1, 2020. Pre-pandemic income may not exceed 80% of area median income. You may input your income and zip code on the IHDA website to see if you are eligible to apply.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The Chicago Business Support Network was created by a group of Chicago natives with the goal of helping our beloved city make it through these incredibly challenging times. Read more about how they can help your business, or help you help others, here.