Emergency Rent, Utility Assistance Now Available in Cook County

Do you live in Suburban Cook County and need help paying rent and utilities due to COVID-19?

If you live in suburban Cook County and have lost income due to COVID-19, you may be eligible for Cook County Government rental assistance. Applications will be accepted from March 11-April 2.

The Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance program pays up to 12 months of missed rent and utilities payments and up to 3 months of future rent payments. Payments will be made directly to your landlord and utility company. Apply at www.cookcountyil.gov/recovery.

Get prepared to apply:
1. Check your eligibility at www.cookcountyil.gov/recovery
2. Download the application checklist and gather your documents

If you need help applying and gathering your documents, contact BEDS Manager of Stabilization Services Joann Boblick via email at boblick@beds-plus.org or by phone at 708-354-0858 ext 116. You can also contact the Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance helpline at 877-426-6515. Visit www.beds-plus.org for more details.