Laid-Off Member Resources
INDIANA laid-off members click HERE.
Click HERE for new applications for rental assistance if you live in the city of Chicago. Accepting applications through December 14th or until funding runs out.
Click HERE for ongoing applications through IDHS and the State of Illinois to help pay for rent.
Click HERE for information about applying for the 2021 rental grants for Chicago and Illinois.
IHDA is expected to launch a program called the Homeowner Assistance Fund in Fall 2021. This is for homeowners, to help pay their mortgage. Check here for more info: https://www.ihda.org/
Healthy Local 1
Check out our Healthy Local 1 page HERE to learn about which healthcare options may be best for you.
Need help finding an FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center)? Check out our FQHC Finder to search for affordable care by location and services provided.
Looking for food banks in Cook County? The Greater Chicago Food Depository has a site to help find food pantries and pop-ups in Chicagoland.
Local 1 has maps of the food banks that are close to you, in your area of Chicagoland. Click below on your area:
- Far Northside
- Downtown/Chicago Loop
- Far Southside and South Suburbs
- West Suburbs
- Southwest Suburbs
Looking for food somewhere else? Feeding America has a food bank finder for the whole country.
Need help applying for SNAP benefits? Click HERE for more info.
If IDES says there’s been fraud in your unemployment benefits, click HERE for Local 1’s guide for what to do.
Local 1’s Illinois Unemployment Guide is available HERE.
Our Troubleshooting Guide for Indiana Unemployment is HERE.
FOOD & BEVERAGE MEMBERS: Financial assistance for many kinds of needs is available through the Southern Smoke Foundation. This can include medical expenses, unpaid rent or mortgage, utility bills, etc. Apply at https://southernsmoke.org/
FUNERALS: If you have a family member who died from COVID-19, FEMA can help pay for funeral expenses. Click here: https://www.fema.
CHILDCARE: Illinois has new programs to help pay for childcare if you’re back at work. Click here: https://www.dhs.state.
WINTER CLOTHES: Need warm winter gear? Click HERE.
DIAPERS: In need of diapers for your baby? Click HERE