- Published: Friday, June 12, 2020 07:10 PM
CHICAGO – A new cash assistance program will provide financial support to Chicago residents who were excluded from federal stimulus aid, State Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) announced.
“I have heard concerns from local community leaders about how our undocumented populations were left out of the federal aid programs,” Munoz said. “Even though this doesn’t include everyone that was missed, it’s some much-needed aid for many.”
The City of Chicago announced the launching of the Chicago Resiliency Fund Wednesday. The $5 million fund was established with the help of a group of funders, including Open Society Foundations.
The Resurrection Project, a longstanding nonprofit organization committed to creating healthier communities throughout Chicago, will serve as the lead fiscal agent for the fund. To ensure as many eligible Chicagoans participate as possible, The Resurrection Project will convene a diverse group of community-based organizations to conduct outreach and identify households excluded from the federal stimulus relief including: Symphony of Midway, Aperion Care, Senior Suites of Bridgeport, Senior Suites of New City, Barton Senior Residence, Amor De Dios Church, National Latino Educational Institute (NLEI), United Chinatown Organization, Pilsen Neighborhood Council, Pilsen Alliance and Wings Domestic Abuse Shelter.
The fund will provide $1,000 per household for eligible Chicagoans, including undocumented individuals, mixed-status families, those recently released from jail, low-income college students, dependent adults and people experiencing homelessness. Applications will be available beginning June 22. Find more information and apply at www.resurrectionproject.org/chicagofund.