Chicago, IL

One-time relief payment of up to $500 going out to Americans

Aneka Duncan

Chicago residents will be getting some much-needed financial relief soon. Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot announced that the Chicago Resiliency 2.0 program is now in its second phase. City officials revealed that approximately 7,000 domestic workers and 10,000 undocumented citizens will be getting the payment. The money is to assist those who did not receive the federal stimulus checks during the pandemic. (source)

Mayor Lightfoot said: “Care workers are the backbone of our economy – they make all other work possible. As a daughter of a domestic worker, I know the challenges they face day in and day out to support other families while trying to keep their own afloat." (source)
“This fund represents the continued commitment from my administration to ensure that our hardest-hit residents, including domestic workers and undocumented residents, get access to recovery funds.” (source)

Eligible recipients must be 18 years or older and live in Chicago. Must be a domestic worker or undocumented citizen and household income must be at or below 300 per cent of the Federal Poverty Line. For a family of three the income threshold is $69.090. Two members of the same family can apply. Payments will be made through direct deposit or a debit card. Applicants will get a response within 30 days of submitting the application. (source)

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