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TIME SENSITIVE: City creates grants to help residents with rent, mortgage payments

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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.

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

Summary from the City of Chicago Website:

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant

Application for Emergency Housing Assistance from the City of Chicago for individuals and families impacted by the economic fallout due to Coronavirus.

Application window: Friday, March 27th at 9:00am to Wednesday, April 1st and 11:59pm.

Selection process: All applicants will be entered into a lottery. Applicants can expect to hear back from the Department of Housing regarding their application in the days following the close of the application.

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Keywords: Auburn Gresham, City of Chicago, COVID-19, Housing, Housing Assistance

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