Illinoisans struggling to pay mortgages and hire and small companies, all impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, can have entry to $900 million in grants, Gov. J.B. Pritzker introduced Wednesday.
Based on state officers, $150 million of the funds, to be administered by the Illinois Housing Growth Authority, will likely be obtainable for emergency rental help, with the identical quantity for mortgage help, starting in August.
Pritzker additionally introduced a residential eviction ban will likely be prolonged to July 31. He first banned evictions when he issued a stay-at-home order on March 21.
Pritzker stated almost one in three Illinois adults have both missed final month’s hire or mortgage fee or are apprehensive about their means to pay subsequent month’s hire.
“That’s one in three of our neighbors, one in three of our group members, one in three of our buddies, struggling simply to keep up housing for themselves and their households. That’s an unacceptable actuality for too many,” Pritzker stated. “Housing is important and individuals are struggling.”
The governor additionally introduced that, in early July, the state Division of Commerce and Financial Alternative will start distributing the primary $60 million installment of Enterprise Interruption Grants, that are funded by the federal Coronavirus Support, Reduction and Financial Safety, or CARES, Act. In all, that program will obtain $540 million in funding, half of which the state has devoted to youngster care suppliers.
Based on the governor’s workplace, precedence will likely be given to small companies that had been utterly shut down or closely restricted throughout the pandemic and which are in disproportionately impacted areas.
The Illinois Division of Public Well being introduced Wednesday one other 546 new confirmed instances of the virus, together with 86 extra deaths. That introduced the variety of confirmed instances because the pandemic started to 134,185, together with 6,485 deaths.