The Illinois Eviction Moratorium Ends on October 3, 2021

Eviction Help Illinois is a state-funded network of 16 non-profit organizations providing free legal aid, mediation services, and connections to other resources including rental assistance in response to the eviction crisis. Mediation is an opportunity for landlords and tenants to resolve issues with the help of a knowledgeable and neutral person.  These services are funded via a partnership between the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation. If you get an eviction notice, ask for free legal help by calling 855-631-0811 or visit evictionhelpillinois.org.

Also, visit www.helpillinoisfamilies.com (1-833-711-0374),  www.illinoisrentalassistance.org, or https://ilrpp.ihda.org/ to find rent assistance, or find your local Community Action Agency at www.iacaanet.org/members to apply directly. Applications take some time to process. You may also try contacting other local agencies, such as Catholic Charities or Salvation Army, to request help.

In addition, residents of many counties can call 2-1-1 for information about rent assistance resources (visit www.illinois211.org for more information).

Finally, please note that Illinois’ Court Based Rental Assistance Program (CBRAP) started on September 15th. The program can cover up to 12 months of past rent payments, and 3 months of future rent, with no limit on the possible amount awarded.
The tenant household must have experienced a financial hardship related to COVID. To learn more, or start an application, visit 
https://ilrpp.ihda.org/.  To find a local organization to help with applications, call 1-866-IL-HELP1 (454-3571).

All Wait Lists Are Currently Closed
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:  If you recently applied to one or more of the following four Wait Lists - DHA Mainstream, KHA Mainstream, Seniors Mayslake Village or Seniors Naperville Elderly Homes - please note that your RENTCafe online account identifies whether your application was accepted to the Wait List(s) to which you applied and your position number on the list(s) or whether your application was received after the allotted number and removed from the process.  To view the status of your application, click the My Waiting List Status button on the Home page of your account, which will open the Waiting Lists page.  Once on this page, scroll to the very bottom of the page to view your current status.

How to Create an Online RENTCafe Account
The DuPage and Kendall Housing Authorites require Applicants to have a RENTCafe online account.   All prospective Applicants must have a RENTCafe account in order to submit pre-applications for Wait Lists.  Also, household information can be updated easily through the RENTCafe account as circumstances change.   

If you are a prospective applicant, you can create an account using these instructions -

COVID-19 and DHA & KHA Office Operations
To reduce both the possibility and incidence of transmission of the COVID-19 virus between our clients, landlords, visitors and staff, OUR OFFICES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AT THIS TIME.  Documents, letters and other correspondence will be exchanged using email, fax, mailed through the US Postal Service, or deposited in our enhanced 24-hour Drop Box located adjacent to the front door of our building.  Visit our website for the most current information, or contact our office for alternative ways to complete your business.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation together.

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