SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois Rental Payment program was started to help people who had been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program has already paid out $70 million to landlords.
Any renter who is behind on payments and experienced financial problems due to COVID-19 can apply for up to $25,000 in assistance.
The money is intended to cover 12 months of missed payments, plus three months of future rent.
Tenants can apply until Sunday, July 18th.