Illinois Rental Assistance Program - Father and baby boy laughing

Resources For housing providers

Encourage your tenants who are behind on rent for 30 days or more due to pandemic-related economic hardship to apply for emergency rental assistance. Here are a few resources to help facilitate the application process.

What Housing Providers/Landlords Need to Apply for Rental Assistance

Evidence of past-due rent
Copy of 2019 Property Tax Bill or 2021 monthly mortgage statement
Grant payment information for check distribution
Current signed lease (if available)
SSN or ITIN
Employer Identification Number (if payment is made to a business entity)
Rental unit information (unit type, address, rent amount)
Fully executed and current property management agreement (if payment is made to a property manager)
Valid email address

Frequently Asked Questions

Tenant does not have an email or access to the internet, what can I do?
Contact IDHS Call Center at 866-ILHELP1 (866-454-3571).
Tenant does not have an email or access to the internet, what can I do?
Do tenants need a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer ID Number (ITIN) to apply?
A Social Security Number or ITIN is not required for tenants.
Do tenants need a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer ID Number (ITIN) to apply?
What if the tenant does not have a formal proof of income?
The application will provide an option for a written attestation form where individuals in this situation can sign and complete. This will serve as proof of income.
What if the tenant does not have a formal proof of income?
Is there a limit to how many applications Housing Providers/Landlords can submit?
There is not a limit. Housing Providers/Landlords can apply for as many current renter households who they believe meet the eligibility requirements. Housing Providers/Landlords will need to apply separately for each household.
Is there a limit to how many applications Housing Providers/Landlords can submit?
Will Housing Providers/Landlords pay taxes on funds if the application is approved?
Yes, ILRPP assistance will be considered gross income.
Will Housing Providers/Landlords pay taxes on funds if the application is approved?
What if a tenant does not want to participate in the Illinois Rental Payment Program?
Tenants must complete their portion of the application in order to be considered for assistance. If the tenant chooses not to participate, the joint application cannot be completed and is ineligible.
What if a tenant does not want to participate in the Illinois Rental Payment Program?