Illinois Court-Based Rental Assistance Program

For Residents Outside of Cook County

Eligibility Requirements

To receive assistance through Court-Based Rental Assistance Program (CBRAP), tenants must meet the following criteria:
  • Tenant must be in a court-eviction proceeding and provide eviction court documentation.
  • Household must have experienced a financial hardship directly, or indirectly,  due to the pandemic.
  • The household is behind on rent and/or is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
  • 2020 household income was below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), adjusted for household size.
  • Proof of citizenship is not required. Rental assistance is not a “public- charge” benefit.

Documentation Requirements

Information needed to apply will include:

Tenants

  • Government-issued photo ID
  • Tenant & household information proof of address
  • Proof of household income
  • Rent details and amount past due
  • Proof of public assistance, if applicable
  • Valid email address
  • Eviction court document (court summons document)

Housing

  • Providers/Landlords
  • Proof of ownership
  • Proof of unpaid rent Rental lease, if available
  • Valid tenant email address
  • Eviction court document (court summons document)

 

 

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Before You Begin Your Application

Gather ALL necessary documents for your application.

Make sure the Tenant and Landlord each have an active email account.

How to Apply

Section I – Completed by Tenant

  1. Visit ilrpp.ihda.org and submit:
    – Court Summons Information
    – Your Name & Email Address
    – Landlord Name & Landlord Email Address
    – Rental Unit Information
    – Lease Information
    – Previous COVID Assistance (if received)
    – Amounts of Past Due Rent
  2. After completing Section I, the Tenant will receive an email from DocuSign within 24 hours with instructions to complete Section II. Please monitor your email, including spam and junk folders.

Section II – Completed by Tenant

  1. Click REVIEW DOCUMENTS in the DocuSign email
  2. Click CONTINUE, upload your documents, and enter:
         – Government-issued Photo ID (regardless of expiration date)
         – Proof of Address dated within 90 days Income Information or a completed and signed Income Attestation Form
         – Eviction Court Document (Court Summons Document)
    (Please note, court documentation is required for review of the application)
  3. Copy down your Application ID # located at the top left side of the page
  4. If you need to finish your application later, please click FINISH LATER
    (You can access your saved application in the email link from DocuSign)
  5. Submit application by clicking FINISH – changes cannot be made once the application has been submitted
  6. Once you have submitted Section II, the Landlord will receive an email from DocuSign within 24 hours with instructions to complete Section III

Section II – Completed by Housing Provider/Landlord

  1. Click REVIEW DOCUMENTS in the DocuSign email.
  2. Click CONTINUE, upload your documents, and enter:
    – Grant Payment Information (who grant should be paid to)
    – SSN or ITIN (if payment is made to an individual)
    – Employer ID Number (if payment is made to a business entity)
    – Eviction Court Document (Court Summons Document)
    (Please note, court documentation is required for review of the application)
  3. Copy down your Application ID # located at the top left side of the page
  4. If you need to finish your application later, please click FINISH LATER
    – You can access your saved application in the email link from DocuSign
  5. The landlord must click FINISH to submit Section III – changes cannot be made once the application has been submitted.

Both Tenant and Housing Provider/Landlord MUST submit their Sections of the application to be eligible for review.