How do I apply to the program?

You can apply online at LakeCountyIL.gov/renthelp. You will need to fill out an application and attach proof of your eligibility. If you have questions, you can call 211 to speak with someone who can help. If you need help with your application, you can call 211 for a referral to a provider that can help you.

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