Welcome to the Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance (FERA) Application! The FERA program is for eligible low-income Lake County households financially impacted by COVID-19. Households must be eligible and provide all required documentation in order to receive assistance. This program is for residents of Lake County, Illinois.
Only one form should be submitted for the household. Please fill out this form to the best of your ability. If the form is incomplete when submitted, your FERA provider will reach out to you to complete the form. You may be asked to provide additional documentation.
Please submit this form only once. Submitting multiple forms per household may delay processing. Filling out this form does not guarantee assistance.
Before you fill out this form, you will need:
An email address and phone number where you can be reached.
An email address and phone number for your landlord or property manager.
Your signed lease.
Documentation of all your income.
If you received unemployment after March 13, 2020, you will need documentation of this.
If you are applying for utility assistance, you will need the utility bills.
If you are applying for utility or rental arrears, you will need the past due notices.
Please make sure you have this information before you begin the application.