CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County just put an additional $73 million in a program to make sure suburban renters can stay in their homes with the lights and heat on.
“In addition to providing relief to renters this new round of funding also helps housing providers. it will allow us utility relief on behalf of their residents,” said Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.READ MORE: City Panel Backs $97 Million Sale Of Vacant Michael Reese Hospital Site For Massive 'Bronzeville Lakefront' Development
Thee program pays up to 12 months of missed rent and utility bills and up to three months of future rent.READ MORE: Shooting That Killed 12-Year-Old Erica Gibson In Hazel Crest Ruled Accidental; No Charges To Be Filed
Funding is available to renters who are under 80% of the area median income.MORE NEWS: ONLY ON 2: Lyft Driver Speaks After Being Shot, Paralyzed On West Side; 15-Year-Old Boy Stands Charged
To apply, click here or go to cookcountyil.gov/recovery through April 2.