Through an established network of more than 40 partner agencies, the Emergency Fund distributes assistance on behalf of low-income Chicago residents facing emergency situations. At each agency, a volunteer Fund Manager disburses anywhere between $1000 and $2500 per month to eliminate these crises and help families get back on their feet.
Homeless Prevention Fund
Recognized as the leader in providing private homeless prevention dollars in the Chicago area, the Emergency Fund has been selected by the City of Chicago to house a special Chicago Homeless Prevention Fund as part of Mayor Richard M. Daley's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
Illinois Law, Safe Homes Act
If you or any member of your household is a victim of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault, you can end your written or oral lease early, even when the abuser is a member of the household, as long as:
- There is a credible imminent threat of future harm on the premises, AND
- You give written notice to your landlord 3 days before or after you leave your apartment or house.
- If you are a victim of Sexual Assault, you do not have to show imminent danger. However you must:
* Provide written notice
Provide evidence (medical/court/police evidence OR statement from a victim service agency)
You can request a Lock Change from your landlord when you have a written lease and when the abuser is not a leaseholder
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org , (312) 263-3830 ext. 232