Family & Rental Resources
Here are some useful resources for you and your family during the COVID-19 crisis. We are all in this together and I am committed to making sure that Congress and the state of Illinois work together to protect your families and ensure that you have the resources needed to get through this crisis.
Rental Assistance Resources for IL-11 Residents
For those who are housing insecure due to the financial and family strain of the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the following sites for access to resources and assistance:
- Illinois Housing Development Authority: 866-454-3571
- Prairie State Legal Services: 815-965-2134
- DuPage County: 630-407-6500
- Will County: 815-722-5515
- Kane County: 630-232-3400
- Kendall County: 630-553-9100
- Cook County: 312-443-5500
Child Care Resources
You may be searching for affordable and safe child care options. The State of Illinois' Child Care Resource and Referral Agency was launched to help connect essential workers and their families to emergency child care during this pandemic. More information can be found here.
If you are an essential worker who needs emergency child care, you can call the toll-free helpline at 888-228-1146 or visit the Office of Governor JB Pritzker's COVID-19 Emergency Provider Search, here.
More information from the Governor's office on emergency child care can be found here.
Affordable & Free Food Access
If you and your family are facing new or worsened food security challenges as a result of COVID-19, there are resources available to help you provide for your family.
You can find a food pantry using Feeding America's locator, here.
The Illinois State Board of Education has obtained a waiver from the federal government to continue distributing meals to all children who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Gov. Pritzker is also encouraging schools to expand their meal distribution program to all children under 18 or any student enrolled in an Illinois school, regardless of their age.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed several weeks ago, strengthened nutrition programs including SNAP benefits. You can learn more about the Illinois Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) here or by calling 800-843-6154.