You have until Friday to apply for the city’s monthly cash assistance program. here’s how

CHICAGO — The deadline to apply for the city’s monthly cash assistance program is Friday.

The 2022 Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot will provide $500 per month to 5,000 households for one year, according to a city press release. You can apply here.

Applications are open until 11:59 p.m. Friday and are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Filipino and Polish.

A lottery system will select households for the program. Read more about the city’s program here.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be a resident of Chicago.
  • Applicants must be 18 or older.
  • Applicants must have experienced economic hardship due to COVID-19.
  • Applicants must have a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level.

The program is intended to help people — especially low-income residents — with financial support as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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