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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

2021 DuPage Rental Payment Program

Applications now being accepted 

DuPage County residents who are behind on their rent payments, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, may apply for help through a program the County is offering in collaboration with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). The 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program (IRPP) will launch  May 17, 2021. Tenants and landlords may gather information needed to apply to be prepared for the program's opening. 

Grant Information

Applicants are eligible for up to 15 months of assistance. 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. The maximum grant amount is $25,000. The emergency rental assistance is provided by the Federal government and is free to tenant and landlord. If approved, the grant will be paid to the landlord/housing provider in the form of a check.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to receive financial assistance through ILRPP, tenants must meet all of the following:

Household’s total gross income cannot exceed 80% Area Median Income for location

Household of 1  Household of 2 Household of 3 Household of 4
 $52,200 $59,650 $67,100 $74,550
Household of 5  Household of 6 Household of 7 Household of 8
 $80,550 $86,500 $92,450 $98,450
  • The household has experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19, for example:
    • Being laid off
    • Place of employment has closed
    • Reduction in hours of work
    • Loss of spousal/child support
    • Inability to find work due to COVID-19
    • Having to stay home with children due to closure of day care/school
    • Unable to participate in previous employment due to the workplace’s high risk of severe illness from COVID-19
    • At risk of homelessness or housing instability

Documentation Requirements

  • Landlords/Housing Providers
    • Evidence of past-due rent
    • Copy of 2019 Property Tax Bill or 2021 monthly mortgage statement
    • Grant payment information for check distribution
    • Current signed lease (if available)
    • SSN or ITIN
    • Employer Identification Number (if payment is made to a business entity)
    • Rental unit information (unit type, address, rent amount)
    • Fully executed and current property management agreement (if payment is made to a property manager)
    • Valid email address
  • Tenants
    • Government-issued photo ID
    • A utility bill or proof of address (if the address on your ID is not your current address)
    • Monthly rent and amount past-due
    • Proof of household income in 2020
    • Proof of public assistance (if applicable)
    • Valid email address
    • Proof of immigration status (or social security number) is not required

The application will be a joint application from the housing provider and the tenant. We strongly encourage you to communicate with each other and begin preparing your materials. 


ILRPP Frequently Asked Questions

Housing Provider Frequently Asked Questions

Tenant Frequently Asked Questions: