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Covid Related Mortgage Assistance / Rental Assistance Program

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Applications for the Emergency Rental Program Begins Monday August 10th, 2020.

If you are a Lake County tenant experiencing delinquency in rent due to an impact from the Coronavirus, you may qualify for this $5,000 grant.

Applications will be accepted August 10th through August 21st.

TO BE ELIGIBLE:

  1. Your household income before March 1st, 2020 was within the allowable limits.
  2. You, or an adult member of your household, suffered a loss of income due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
  3. You missed a rent payment on or after March 1st, 2020 and your landlord is willing to participate.

Renters with Sec 8 Housing Choice Vouchers or Public Housing Tenants are not eligible.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Call LCHA's ERA Specialist Team at 847-223-1170 ext 2400 or Visit www.era.ihda.org
  • Enter your name, email, ZIP code, and household income.

Step 1: SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION

  • Enter information about your household, landlord, and rent.
  • Upload a government issued photo ID.
    If your ID does not match the address on your application, you will need to upload proof of your current address.
  • You must click the FINISH button to submit your application.

Step 2: LANDLORD COMPLETES SUBMISSION PROCESS

  • Answers Application Questions
  • Provides Financial Information
  • Upload Documents
    • Tenant Lease
    • Tax Bill or Deed
    • Property Management Agreement (if applicable)
    • Proof of rent past due

Step 3: IHDA PROVIDES ASSISTANCE

  • Funds are limited, so apply today.
  • Only one application per household is allowed.
  • An application is not a guarantee of assistance.
  • Applications will be processed once the application period closes.
  • If approved, rental assistance of $5,000 will be paid directly to your landlord.
  • Approved applicants may be notified as early as August 25, 2020.
  • Payments to landlords expected as early as the first week in September 2020.

NEED HELP OR HAVE QUESTIONS? :  Call LCHA's ERA Specialist Team at 847-223-1170 ext 2400 OR ERA@LakeCountyHA.org



Emergency Mortgage Assistance launches August 24th, 2020.

FAQ packet coming soon.

Contact LCHA's EMA Specialist for information at EMA@LakeCountyHA.org