The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is providing aid to homeowners and renters financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This aid is in addition to the housing relief announced last week. Applications for the new Emergency Rental Assistance will be available on August 10th, while the Emergency Mortgage Grant Assistance Program will open on August 24th. Qualified applicants are encouraged to visit the IHDA website to learn more.
For those needing assistance paying utility bills, the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA) and the City of Chicago established the Utility Bill Relief Program. To find out if you are eligible to receive a 50% rate reduction for water and sewer services, waived penalties on water shut-offs, and debt forgiveness, go to chicago.gov/UBR and apply today.
This weekend I joined Buena Park Neighbors, Sen. Sara Feigenholtz, and the 46th Ward Democrats for a mural unveiling and a cleanup event. It was great to see such a nice turnout (even in the rain!) to help beautify our diverse, vibrant community. A big thank you to all the volunteers and organizers who made the cleanup possible. Here are some pictures from the event: