Mortgage, Rental and Utility Assistance
Mortgage and Rental
The city is working with Neighborhood Housing Services to assist residents suffering additional financial burdens from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here, or call the grant hotline at (800) 831-7949.
Utility Relief and Re-connection
We have learned there has been an increase in residents being disconnected from their gas and/or electric service.
Any resident facing disconnection from electricity or gas service who is experiencing financial hardship or meet eligibility requirements for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, can call ComEd at 800-334-7661 or Peoples Gas at 866-556-6001 to prevent disconnection or have your utilities reconnected.
The Citizens Utility Board at 1-800-669-5556 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday is available to help residents navigate the process. Additional details on the benefits provided through the protections can be found here.
Covid Eviction Moratorium
Since March 2020, the Governor has put a moratorium on most eviction case filings in Illinois. However, as of November 14, 2020 the protections for tenants have changed. Landlords can now file evictions, unless tenants give them a written declaration that whey should be protected by the COVID eviction moratorium. This applies until at least December 14, 2020.
To learn more about what is required, click here