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County launches $20 million rent help program
With an eviction moratorium scheduled to lift soon and no unemployment relief in sight, the county is using federal funds to help renters in suburban Cook County.

Friday, August 07, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business
by A.D. Quig

Weeks away from the scheduled end to the county’s eviction moratorium on August 22, Cook County has launched a $20 million program to help thousands of renters with financial insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program, funded with federal relief money through the CARES Act, will help pay one to three months of overdue or future rent for income-eligible households. “Payments will be made directly to landlords on behalf of tenants up to a total of $4,500,” the county says in a release.

 

 



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