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COVID-19 Resources

Please visit the City of Chicago Department of Public Health website and the Center for Disease Control website for the most up-to-date information.

Useful Chicago links to Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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On Friday, March 27, 2020 Mayor Lightfoot announced that the City will be providing COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grants to people who have either lost their jobs or had their hours/income reduced because of the COVID-19 coronavirus..

The City's Department of Housing has allocated $2 Million for these Grants. Households whose gross income was at or below 60% of the Area Median Income before the reduction in income are eligible to apply.
Applications are online at Housing Assistance Grants  Grants will be $1,000.  Applications will be taken only until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 1.  On Thursday, the Department of Housing will hold a lottery drawing to select the first 1000 Grant recipients.

Click here to apply for the City of Chicago Housing Grant - Click Here

Click here to go to the City of Chicago Website for all other resources - Click Here

Should you need further assistance, please contact GAGDC, send us an email at, use the Subject: Housing Assistance Grant.

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Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund

The City of Chicago recognizes that Coronavirus (COVID-19) has put a difficult burden on the small business community. As a response, the City is establishing a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund, which will help to provide small businesses with emergency cash flow during this immediate health crisis. Funds will be provided to eligible businesses as low-interest loans. Find out more HERE

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DCEO (Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity)
The Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity is working with federal and local partners to ensure assistance is available for small businesses seeking loans, counseling and preparedness planning. Free Business advisers at Illinois SBDC’s will assist with the application process, which can be found at the links below. You can also locate your nearest Small Business Development Center by texting LOCATE to 7234.

Disaster Loans for Illinois

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Latest Updates regarding the Coronvirus in Illinois

Details on Chicago Food Depository, Meal

s on Wheels, CPS Meals, The Homelessness Food and Shelter Directory:


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Employment Opportunities 

Food Security 

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 Guidance for Businesses and Employers

What to do if you were exposed

What to do if you have been diagnosed

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