Laid-Off Member Resources
INDIANA laid-off members click HERE.
If you are a renter and live in the City of Chicago, click HERE for to apply for rental assistance. The application deadline is December 18, 2021.
If you are a renter and live in Illinois, click HERE to apply for rental assistance through the Illinois Rental Payment Program. The application deadline is January 9, 2022. If you are a landlord, you can work with your tenant to apply for this program as well.
Click HERE for ongoing applications through IDHS and the State of Illinois to help pay for rent.
If you are an Illinois homeowner, IHDA is expected to launch a program called the Homeowner Assistance Fund in early 2022. This is for homeowners, to help pay their mortgage. Check HERE for more information.
If you live in Chicago and need help to understand your rights as a tenant, reach out out to the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing’s Support Services team at 312-784-3527.
If you live in Cook County and need help with utilities, click HERE to learn more about the Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA)’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program which provides grants to low income families to help with gas and electric bills.
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