Help with your rent when you need it most
Due to an emergency or a sudden loss of income, you may need support with your rent. The Chicago Rental Assistance Program (RAP) provides funding so that you can remain in your rental unit without financial pressure. Assistance may include payment towards your security deposit, application fees, a current balance due, or for future rent payments.
If you are interested in receiving assistance from Chicago RAP, check out the eligibility requirements below, and if you qualify, you can apply online at the Department of Family and Support Services.
In order to be eligible for the Chicago RAP program, you must meet all of the following requirements:
You can prove your eligibility with:
Finally, here are some helpful tutorials and links to help you navigate the Chicago RAP application process:
For application assistance, call or visit one of the six following community centers in your area between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM.
You can also check out these Frequently Asked Questions for answers to questions you may also have.
Documents needed for approval: