Illinois Rental Assistance applications for LANDLORDS will be available on May 17th.

Please check back to complete your application.

  • Applications will be accepted from
    May 17 – June 17 for LANDLORDS.

  • Applications will be accepted from
    June 17 – July 17 for TENANTS.

Will County is partnering with The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to administer our 2021 Emergency Rental Assistance program.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) will administer a COVID-19 emergency rental assistance program this spring. The newly created ILRPP program will help thousands of Will County renters avoid eviction and stay safe and in place during this public health crisis.

IHDA is currently developing the application process with a launch date of MAY 17th for LANDLORDS. The first round will be for landlord/household provider initiated applications. To access funds, cooperation from both the landlord and tenant is required. If a tenant is behind on rent the landlord/housing provider must work with the tenant to gather the documents now. Once the application is launched on May 17th, local housing assistance providers will be available to assist with intake, required documents, and referrals for additional assistance. Please review the eligibility and list of documents below and sign up now for updates and continue to check this page.


Please register with us so that as soon as the ILRPP program officially opens on May 17th we can notify you.


Questions? Call (815) 280-7675

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
  • 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

Documentation Requirements


Landlords/Housing Providers

Accepting applications from MAY 17th – JUNE 17th
  • Copy of 2019 Property Tax Bill or 2021 monthly mortgage statement
  • Grant payment information for check distribution
  • Social Security (SSN), Individual Taxpayer Identification (ITIN), or Employer Identification (EIN) Number
  • Rental unit information
  • Signed rental lease (if available)
  • Valid e-mail address


Accepting applications from JUNE 17th – JULY 17th
  • Tenant & household information
  • Proof of address
  • Proof of income
  • Rent details and amount past due
  • Proof of income, employment, unemployment and public assistance (if applicable)
  • Valid e-mail address

Once IDHA opens the registration process on May 17th the following agencies will be able to assist both landlords and tenants with the application process.

Community Service Council of Will County

440 Quadrangle Dr.
Bolingbrook, IL., 60440

(815) 886-5000

Holsten Human Capital Development

350 N Broadway St
Joliet IL, 60435

(815) 770-5724

Spanish Community Center

309 N Eastern Avenue
Joliet, IL., 60432

(815) 727-3683