Live in Suburban Cook County? Suffering from job loss or loss of income
due to the current global pandemic? 

Worried about maintaining stable housing?

Help is available. 

Applications are now being accepted for distribution of Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance.

Funds have been allocated to help individuals and families who are experiencing challenges with housing expenses—rent and utilities—as a result of the crisis. 

If your income is 80% or less of the Area Median Income* you are encouraged to apply for emergency CARES ACT rental, mortgage and utility assistance. Funds will be distributed for as long as they last.

For information on our Emergency Financial Assistance in English, click here

Para obtener información sobre nuestra Asistencia financiera de emergencia en español, haga clic aquí

March 11 - April 2 residents living in Suburban Cook County who are having a COVID-19 related housing crisis, are strongly encouraged to apply for the Cook County Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance Program.

If eligible, the program pays up to 12 months of missed rent and utility payments and up to 3 months of future rent payments. Payments will be made directly to your landlord and utility company.

Click here for program information in English y Espanol

Click here for RENTER'S Application Check list

Click here for LANDLORD'S Application Checklist
Visit to check your eligibility, learn about the documents needed for the application and apply!

  • For questions, language translation services or help completing your application, call the Suburban Cook County Emergency Rental Assistance Program helpline at 877-4-COOK-15 / 877-426-6515.

  • For additional guidance call Housing Forward Stability Services at 708.338.1724 ext. 303 or ext. 327

  Do you reside in Oak Park or Berwyn?  

Visit the "HUB" at

The Health Connection HUB is dedicated to connecting community members to quality care and services, and helping providers to deliver competent, compassionate, and efficient care. Regardless of where you begin in your search for assistance, The HUB helps you find what you need, and allows providers to deliver services tailored to you and your needs.

  • Click the “Contact” button. 

  • Complete and submit our referral form.

(If you live in OAK PARK, please use The Hub link above. Call ONLY if do not have access to the Internet.)

  Do you reside in a west suburban Cook County community other than Oak Park or Berwyn?  

Call 877.426.6515 

You will be pre-screened over the phone to determine initial eligibility for services

- OR - 

Visit the "HUB" at

  • Click the “Contact” button. 

  • Complete and submit our referral form.

Additional links to resources to assist you during the pandemic can be found by clicking here