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FS LIVE & COMMUNITY  is a resource center focusing on meeting the needs of Chicago’s far south side and south suburban Cook County. We help strengthen existing community services and create new ways to help you live a healthier, richer life.

In partnership with Genesis Housing Services, we can help with:

  • Buying A Home
  • Selling A Home
  • Debt Counseling
  • Utilities and more…

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RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE!

PLEASE CLICK LINK TO PERIODICALLY CHECK TO SEE WHEN THE APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!  https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/serv/svcs/how_to_find_rentalassistanceinchicago.html

 

Rental Assistance (ERA) & Emergency Mortgage Assistance (EMA) Communications

This Assistance is closed. We have received a lot of questions regarding how the email correspondence to ERA and EMA applicants will occur. If you have yet to receive an update on your file, please refresh your inbox. ERA or EMA email alerts, notifications can be expected from the follow email addresses:

For Emergency Rental Assistance program:
  • Specialized emails are originating from ERA@IHDA.org.  (i.e. applications that were mailed to IHDA rather than submitted online as instructed in the FAQ).
  • Answers to landlords inquiring about which tenant received the ERA benefit are being transmitted from ERAInfo@ihda.og.
  • Congratulations, you have been approved” emails are sent from an IHDA Constant Contact.
For Emergency Mortgage Assistance program:
  • noreply@elliemae.com – The email will come from the actual analyst who processed the application; however, the email will end in @elliemae.com domain.

The email will be coming from the Encompasses system. Should approved applicants wish to see how much funding they received, they will need to create an account with Ellie Mae; however, this is not required. The funding will be disbursed to the servicer even if the EMA applicant does not register with the email or even open the email.

ERA Landlord Email 

Additionally, there have been some inquiries about an email certain landlords received regarding additional action being required. This email is incorrect, no further action is required if this email is received.

Cook County Mortgage Assistance –  CLOSED October 16, 2020.

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Micro Market Recovery Program (MMRP)

The Micro Market Recovery Program is a community revitalization initiative that focuses on small geographic areas to help mitigate the effects of the foreclosure crisis.

In each MMRP area, the City is working with sister agencies and the following community partners: Austin Coming Together, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, Garfield Park Community Council, Southwest Organizing Project, The Resurrection Project, Greater Chatham Initiative, Englewood Neighborhood Housing Services, Far Southside Community Development Corporation, Logan Square Neighborhood Association and West Humboldt Neighborhood Housing Services.

The MMRP provides a multitude of resources designed to help stabilize communities.

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Dear MMRP Community Partners,

As we all know, there has been great concern throughout our neighborhoods about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Even so, we want to continue to work hard and serve our neighborhoods during this crisis. Let’s continue to find new and creative ways to reach the people in our 10 neighborhoods. Please, share this information with your communities, families and all who are in search of additional resources.

Thank you

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