How to Get Help with Rent in Illinois

Illinois is a state that has great qualities to it. It is located in the northern part of the United States and a lot of the state revolves around the city. Chicago is the state’s capital and it is a very famous city. Chicago is known as “the windy city” and it is a very energetic place. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and after New York City and Los Angeles, it is the third most populous in the United States. People who live there like the high speed life. On the other hand, there are other areas that are pretty much dense wood. So, it offers both areas and both ways of living.

The city of Chicago is a very expensive place to live in. Naturally, there are many people who are struggling with making ends meet. There are many different reasons why people go into debt. There are lots of things one has to pay off. Whether it may be car payments, groceries, insurance, doctors’ bills, it can turn to be a lot. However, the most important thing and probably the most expensive bill one needs to pay off is your rent. If you are currently struggling with paying your rent, you are not alone. Consider the following options.

One thing you can do to get out of debt and get help with rent is to contact a company that specializes in rent assistance. Avoid going to the bank and taking out a loan. Taking out a loan can be the right thing to do in certain situations. When the time is right and you have the means to pay back the money as well as the interest, then taking out a loan can be a good thing. However, it is the complete wrong thing to do when you are in debt.

Many people think getting a loan is the way out since in a way, it is instant cash. But what they fail to realize is that they will be paying more money in the long run. When the time comes to pay the money back you will also have to pay interest on top of that and if you are in debt, then it will only make the situation worse.

If you would like to consider and go through with the option of contacting a rent assistance company and you live in the Chicago area, you can call The City of Chicago Rent Assistance at 312-743-0300. Call today and see how they can help!


Note: Rental assistance programs in Illinois comprise more than just Section 8 housing. Contact your local human services agency if you believe your family meets the definition of very low income.

Andrea Saca

Andrea Saca

Andrea Saca is from El Salvador and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from East Chapel Hill High School, she enrolled in Durham Technical Community College and will be transferring to a four year university to pursue her degree in sociology. She is hoping to major in sociology, and minor in Spanish.

Her first hand view of people taking out loans and trying to pay through their college education has sparked her interest into learning more about finance and how to manage it.

She enjoys working with people spending time with her family and friends, and learning about different cultures by traveling!
Andrea Saca