Governmental Resources Regarding Health and Local Updates

Financial Resources

Food Assistance

  • Residents can apply online for SNAP (food stamps)

  • Residents with children enrolled in a CPS school (including CPS charters) can continue to find locations for grab & go meals for each of their children.

  • Residents in Chicago and Suburban Cook County can find nearby food pantries, soup kitchens, and mobile food distribution centers on the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s website.

  • The Greater Chicago Food Depository can also provide assistance registering for SNAP (food stamps) and Medicaid. Residents should call 773-843-5416, or fill out a referral form.

For Residents with Permanent Subsidies

  • If a resident has a resident-based subsidy like a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) they should immediately contact the agency that provides the subsidy and request an interim recertification of their income if they have lost their job or have had a reduction in income. 

    • If the resident can document loss of income, the housing authority or other agency will reduce the resident’s rent portion and increase the amount of the rent that the agency’s payment will cover.

Source: CIC & The Prevention Compact,