The fund will award 2,000 individual grants in the amount of $1,000. Half of these grants will be awarded through a lottery system, while the other half will be distributed by non-profit community organizations across the city. Chicago residents experiencing temporary financial hardships due to COVID-19 will be able to apply online via the DOH Online Intake Portal at www.chicago.gov/coronavirus and over the phone through community-based organizations.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate their economic impact by showing documentation such as a recent unemployment insurance claim, a notification of employment status change, as well as proof of household income at or below 60 percent of the area median income—ranging from $37,000 for one person to $53,000 for a family of four—prior to job loss or other economic impact.
Applications will be taken only until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
To apply for the grant and access additional resources, go to the City of Chicago's website: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/resources.html#housing-assistance