IL Rental Payment Program SM FB 2BUFFALO GROVE – The Illinois Rental Payment Program is now open to tenants applying directly for rental assistance, and State Senator Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove) hopes to help Illinois residents take advantage of the opportunity by hosting an informational webinar in partnership with the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

“We are winning the fight against COVID-19, but many individuals are still struggling to recover from job and income losses,” Johnson said. “The Illinois Rental Payment Program could help a family keep a roof over their heads, and it’s critical that we get the word out.”

The webinar will be held June 29 at 6 p.m., streamed live on Johnson’s Facebook page at The event is open to all and does not require preregistration.

During the webinar, an official from the Illinois Housing Development Authority will provide a walkthrough of the application process, offer helpful tips and answer questions.

The Illinois Rental Payment Program is an emergency rental assistance program designed to support households in Illinois that are – or were – unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant can cover the past due rent from the previous 12 months and future rental assistance for the next three months, if deemed necessary, up to $25,000.

The application period for tenants applying directly for rental assistance runs from Monday, June 28 to Sunday, July 18.

For more information and to apply for the Illinois Rental Payment Program, tenants can visit or contact the IHDA call center at (866) 454-3571.