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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

2021 DuPage Rental Payment Program Opens December 6th

DuPage County residents who are behind on their rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for help through a program the County is offering in collaboration with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). Round 2 of the 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program (IRPP) will be launching on December 6, 2021. Tenants and landlords should visit, illinoishousinghelp.org, for more information and to complete the application.

Grant Information

Eligible households may receive up to 18 months of assistance from June 2020 through April 2022 and a maximum of $25,000. The emergency rental assistance is provided by the Federal government and is free to tenants and landlords. If approved, the grant will be paid directly to the landlord/housing provider.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive financial assistance through ILRPP, tenants must meet all of the following:

  • Household’s total gross income cannot exceed 80% Area Median Income for location
Household of 1  Household of 2 Household of 3 Household of 4
 $52,200 $59,650 $67,100 $74,550
Household of 5  Household of 6 Household of 7 Household of 8
 $80,550 $86,500 $92,450 $98,450
  • The household has experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19, for example:
    • Being laid off
    • Place of employment has closed
    • Reduction in hours of work
    • Loss of spousal/child support
    • Inability to find work due to COVID-19
    • Having to stay home with children due to closure of day care/school
    • Unable to participate in previous employment due to the workplace’s high risk of severe illness from COVID-19
    • At risk of homelessness or housing instability

Documentation Requirements

  • Landlords
    • Proof of ownership
    • Proof of unpaid rent
    • Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification (ITIN)
    • Employer Identification Number (if payment is made to a business entity)
    • Rental lease, if available
    • Valid email address for both tenant and landlord
  • Tenants
    • Tenant and household information
    • Proof of address
    • Proof of household income
    • Rent details and amount past due
    • Proof of public assistance, if applicable
    • Government-issued photo ID
    • Valid email address for both landlord and tenant

Both the landlord and tenant should complete an application by visiting, illinoishousinghelp.org. We strongly encourage you to communicate with each other and begin preparing your materials. 

    Questions?

    ILRPP Frequently Asked Questions