Published May 17, 2021  Updated on May 17, 2021 at 10:45 am

Reprint from 5 Chicago

The Illinois Rental Payment Program opens Monday, with thousands of dollars available to Illinois residents who are struggling to pay rent due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Applications for the ILRPP will be accepted beginning Monday. Tenants and landlords could be eligible for up to 15 months of assistance in grant form to cover the past due rent from the last 12 months as well as future rental assistance for the next three months if necessary, the state says. The maximum grant amount is $25,000, provided by federal funding.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is scheduled to discuss the program, announcing “major rental relief” at 9 a.m. in Chicago Monday. The news conference can be watched live in the video player above.


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