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 info@cunninghamtownship.org at any time.  Applications will not be considered complete until all documents are submitted.  Those with questions can email or call 217-384-4144.