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The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is coordinating emergency mortgage and rental assistance for Illinois residents impacted by COVID-19.  Both the Emergency Mortgage Assistance (EMA) and the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) programs have specific COVID-19 related eligibility guidelines.  The application timeline for the ERA program is from 8/10/20 to 8/21/20, while the EMA program applications will be accepted beginning on 8/24/20 to 9/4/20.  Applications must be submitted online on the IHDA website.  Questions about these programs can be directed to 312-883-2720 or 888-252-1119 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..