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.