The Chicago Resiliency Fund will provide up to $5 million to families who couldn’t apply for federal stimulus aid.
Earlier this Wednesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced the Chicago Resiliency Fund: a fund that would donate $1,000 per household for Chicagoans that were excluded from federal stimulus aid.
In collaboration with Open Society Foundations and The Resurrection Project (TRP), the Chicago Resiliency Fund cash assistance program will provide $1,000 to eligible Chicagoan families.
CHICAGO RESILIENCY FUND: Mayor Lightfoot joins the Resurrection Project to announce a $5 million cash assistance program to support the more than 300,000 Chicago residents who were excluded from #COVID19 federal stimulus aid. https://t.co/qcyEF6wXpT
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) June 10, 2020
“The fund will provide $1,000 per household for eligible Chicagoans, which includes, but is not limited to, undocumented individuals, mixed-status families. dependent adults and returning residents,” the webpage reads.
The fund will launch mid June and will begin accepting applications on June 22nd. Ways to donate to the fund, eligibility requirements, and further details will be added to their webpage in the near future.
Lightfoots expects for the program to help up to 300,000 families.
“People in our city are hurting. Our neighbors are hurting. We have an absolute solemn obligation to answer their calls and demands for resources and that is exactly what we will continue to do,” Lightfoot said.
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