The RPC has a new Emergency Rental Assistance program to help renters in Champaign County that need funds for past-due rent and other past-due bills like power, water, and sewer.

Households prioritized for assistance include those with an individual who has received unemployment payments from the State of Illinois (IDES) for 90 days prior to applying, and those with an income at or below 50 percent of the area median. The RPC has set up a special page on its website at www.ccrpc.org/ERA with more details on eligibility requirements.

Residents who would like to apply should call the 877-548-4205 between 12 and 7p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays to schedule an in-person appointment. Check the RPC website for what to bring to the appointment.

Photo from Champaign County Regional Planning Commission Facebook page.