3,250 Cook County households will be chosen via a lottery system to receive no strings attached $500/month for 24 months. More than one-third of all Cook County households are eligible to apply.
Note: Cook County elected officials and employees (and their family members) are not eligible to participate in the pilot.
Household/Family Size 250% Federal Poverty Level
*For each additional member over 8, add $11,800.
Example: A family that lives together but does not share expenses and file taxes separately is considered separate households. One member from each household can apply.
Required at Time of Initial Application
Can be Uploaded at the Time of Application OR Later in the Application Process
Walk-In: 1300 W Northwest Hwy, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Outreach Days (subject to change/additions)
Translated Flyers Available: Arabic; English; French; Hindi; Korean; Polish; Simplified Chinese; Spanish; Tagalog; Traditional Chinese; Urdu; Vietnamese
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