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  Documents Needed

Proof of Identification

  • Copy of Government Issued ID
  • If Self-Employed: Proof of Self-Employment (e.g. EIN/TIN number, business license, letter/contract from client/employer/owner, etc.)

Proof of Residency/Address (Please provide at least one of the documents listed below)

  • Copy of Government Issued ID with current address and/or
  • Copy of Mortgage Documents and/or
  • Copy of Lease and/or
  • Copy of Utility Bills with current Address (internet, phone, gas, water, power, etc.)

Proof of 2019 / pre-Crisis Household Income (Prior to March 1, 2020)

60% Average Monthly Income or less per the chart below (Please provide at least one of the documents listed below)

  • Copy of 2018/19 Federal Tax Filing or other IRS Documents and/or
  • Copy of Three consecutive pay-stubs for all household members 18 years of age or older and/or
  • Copy of Bank Statement showing current/prior employer direct deposits/wages and/or
  • Copy of Assistance Eligibility documentation (SNAP, Medicaid, WIC) and/or
  • Copy of Proof that you are currently living in housing for residents under 60% Average and/or Monthly Income per the chart below

Proof of Household Income Loss Due to the Covid-19 Crisis (After March 1, 2020)

  • Copy of Unemployment Claim/Notice dated after March 1 and/or
  • Copy of dated documentation from former/current employer of layoff, furlough or reduction in hours and/or
  • If Self-Employed: Proof of HHI loss (e.g. copy of paystubs or bank statements showing decreased income after March 1, if the documents above are not available)

Income Eligibility

City of Chicago Area Median Income (AMI) Chart (as of April 1, 2019):

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60% Area Median Income
Size of HH 60% Area Median Income
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