Who is eligible?

You may be eligible if:

  • You pay rent in Lake County, Illinois
  • You must have had a financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic (job loss, furlough, increased utility bills, unexpected medical bills or other expenses). 
  • Must be at least one month in arrears (behind in your rent)
  • Your household has a current annual household income below the following amounts:
    • 1 Person Household: $36,500    
    • 2 Person Household: $41,700
    • 3 Person Household: $46,900
    • 4 Person Household: $52,100
    • 5 Person Household: $56,300
    • 6 Person Household: $60,450
    • 7 Person Household: $64,650
    • 8 Person Household: $68,800

Show All Answers

1. What is the Lake County Rental Assistance Program?
2. Who is eligible?
3. Can I receive a check from this program?
4. How much assistance can I get?
5. How do I apply to the program?
6. What if I don’t have a computer or internet access?
7. What documents will I need?
8. I don’t live in Lake County. Can I get assistance?
9. I own my mobile home but pay lot rent. Can I get assistance with the lot rent and utilities?
10. I own my home or pay a mortgage. Can I get assistance with my mortgage or utilities??
11. What Counts as a Financial Hardship during COVID-19?
12. What Counts as being “At Risk of Homelessness or Housing Instability”?
13. Do I have to be behind on my rent?
14. Can I get help with both my rent and utilities?
15. What happens after I apply?
16. Can I apply to every agency?
17. Will I receive assistance as long as I am eligible?
18. Do I need a formal rental agreement or lease to qualify for the program?
19. Can I apply if I’m renting a room?
20. Can I receive assistance if I have section 8 or other subsidized housing?
21. I received a referral from 211 and have not heard back from the agency yet.
22. Can I be eligible if I lost employment before COVID? The pandemic made it difficult to find employment.
23. I received assistance a few months ago and I need more help.
24. I’m homeless. Can I receive assistance?
25. I’m a landlord, am I eligible to apply for my units?