$15,000 EMERGENCY MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE (EMA)
Grants of $15,000 are available to homeowners to reinstate their mortgage and prepay through 2020 or until funds are exhausted. To qualify for EMA, you must meet the following:
You, or an adult member of your household, suffered a loss of income due to COVID-19.
You missed a mortgage payment on or after March 1, 2020.
Your household income before March 1, 2020, was within the allowable limits.
Open Communities is partnering with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to assist suburban residents in paying mounting housing bills.
The IDHA assists homeowners impacted by COVID-19 via the Emergency Mortgage Assistance (EMA) program. Funding for this program is provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Housing Development Authority.