MCHENRY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

Requirements

Emergency Rental Assistance

Although these programs are state and federally funded, all have been locally designed to meet the people’s needs in our community.

Past Due Rent Assistance
Security Deposit Assistance
Emergency Shelter for Those That Are Homeless
New Beds for the Formerly Homeless

Additional Emergency Housing Assistance

 

Emergency Rental Assistance Form

IMPORTANT!  The Emergency Rental Assistance Form is not a formal application.  We will contact you after review of this form to determine what application is applicable for your situation.

Program Director
Sue Rose
(815) 338-7752 X137
Email

Program Staff
Kayla Prendergast
Email

Megan Bennett
Email

Past Due Rent Assistance

The past-due rent assistance programs may assist those behind in their rent due to circumstances beyond the household’s control. All applicants must be current McHenry County residents and have lived in McHenry for at least 30 days. This program does not assist with mortgages or property taxes.

To verify the economic crisis, all applicants must provide documents that give evidence of at least one of the following conditions: job loss or reduced income due to COVID-19, loss of employment for other reasons, medical disability or emergency, loss or delay of some form of public benefit, natural disaster, victimization by criminal activity, illegal action by a landlord, displacement by a government or private action, or some other condition that was beyond the household’s control and constitutes a hardship compared to the other conditions listed above. Program availability depends on funding availability. Rents must fall within the local rent standards for the household’s size. These programs are funded by a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and COVID CARES Act funding.

Requirements

 

Past Due Rental Assistance 30 Day Income Limit
Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6
30 Day Income LImit 2430 3287 4143 5000 5857 6713
Household Size 30 Day Income LImit
1 2430
2 3287
3 4143
4 5000
5 5857
6 6713

 

 

Security Deposit Assistance

The security deposit assistance program may provide a security deposit and/or first month’s rent assistance for eligible McHenry County residents who have been unable to save for their move due to no fault of their own, and are also currently homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. Applicants must have been approved by a landlord to rent a unit before they can apply for this assistance, and they must provide documentation that they will be able to pay their rent going forward. Applicants must provide proof that they’ve lived in McHenry for at least all of the past 30 days. Verification of residency and homelessness is required from an agency located in McHenry County, such as a Continuum of Care member agency, law enforcement official, or government official.

To verify the inability to save for their move, all applicants must provide documents that give evidence of at least one of the following conditions: job loss or reduced income due to COVID-19, loss of employment for other reasons, medical disability or emergency, chronic homelessness, loss or delay of some form of public benefit, natural disaster, victimization by criminal activity, illegal action by a landlord, displacement by a government or private action, or some other condition that was beyond the household’s control and constitutes a hardship compared to the other conditions listed above. Program availability depends on funding availability. Rents must fall within the local rent standards for the household’s size. This program is funded by a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Requirements

 

Security Deposit 30 Day Income Limit
Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6
30 Day Income Limit 2430 3287 4143 5000 5857 6713
Household Size 30 Day Income Limit
1 2430
2 3287
3 4143
4 5000
5 5857
6 6713

Emergency Shelter Assistance for Those Who Are Homeless

McHenry County residents who are not able to access other shelter options through no fault of their own will be offered up to 3 weeks of temporary shelter in a motel to provide a stable environment while they are waiting for longer-term shelter or permanent housing placement that has already been identified.  Additional shelter weeks may be given on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact MBennett@mchenrycountyhousing.org for more information

Emergency Shelter 30 Day Income Limit
Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6
30 Day Income Limit 2430 3287 4143 5000 5857 6713
Household Size 30 Day Income Limit
1 2430
2 3287
3 4143
4 5000
5 5857
6 6713

“I can’t thank the McHenry County Housing Authority enough. The homeless prevention program saved me. I appreciate it more than you will ever know.”

New Beds for the Formerly Homeless

This program purchases new beds for those leaving a homeless shelter located in McHenry County, or whose homelessness in McHenry County can be verified in writing by an agency located in McHenry County that serves the homeless population of McHenry County. Applicants must have resided in McHenry County for at least all of the past 30-days, must not already have a bed, and must be moving into permanent housing immediately. Applicants may not apply for a bed until they have been approved to rent a suitable, permanent rental unit. This program is funded by a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG).

Requirements

 

Emergency Shelter 30 Day Income Limit
Household Size 1 2 3 4 5 6
30 Day Income LImit 2430 3287 4143 5000 5857 6713
Household Size 30 Day Income LImit
1 2430
2 3287
3 4143
4 5000
5 5857
6 6713