Cunningham Township

205 West Green Street, , Urbana, Illinois 61801
217.384.4144 | |

Rental Assistance

Rental Assistance

Rental Assistance can prevent homelessness for residents of Urbana with sufficient income of up to 200% of the federal poverty level by providing a grant to cover up to two month's rent. Rental Assistance can keep people from being evicted once they receive a 5-day notice OR assist homeless residents with sufficient income to get into permanent housing by providing a grant to cover the deposit and/or first month’s rent. This assistance is ONLY for rent and/or deposit and is available to a household ONCE in a 2-year period.  Applicants must show evidence they have income and that their rent is no more than 70% of their monthly income to qualify.  

Download the Rental Assistance Application hereVersión de Aplicación de Asistencia Aquiler en Españolor complete it online.  

Applicants will also need to submit:

  • Consent to release information
  • Lease (photocopy, photo, or scan)
  • ID (photocopy, photo, or scan)
  • Social Security Card (photocopy, photo, or scan)
  • Proof of income for the past 30 days  

Applications and all documents can be submitted in the mail slot in our office front door or emailed to at any time.  Applications will not be considered complete until all documents are submitted.  Those with questions can email or call 217-384-4144.