Illinois Rental Payment Program

The Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) can provide up to $25,000 in emergency rental assistance. The goal of ILRPP is to preserve housing stability during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Eligibility requirements include:

  1. Household must have experienced a financial hardship directly – or indirectly – due to the pandemic

  2. Household is behind on rent and/or is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability

  3. 2020 household income was below 80 percent of the Area Median Income, adjusted for household size (see the chart at

Housing providers and tenants can submit a joint application at For questions or more information, go to