With the cost of living rising in so many areas, Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to provide some relief to Chicagoans when it comes to traveling around town. Mayor Lightfoot is introducing a new program called Chicago Moves gives financial aid to help with the cost of transportation for 150,000 Chicagoans.
The program offers $150 physical prepaid gas cards for up to 50,000 drivers as well as $50 prepaid transit cards for up to 100,000 riders.
“By subsidizing the cost of gas and transit, this program will enable participants to save their resources for other critical expenses. Chicago is a city that moves. The goal of this program is to help make those moves easier.” Mayor Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Moves is a financial assistance program aimed at providing financial relief for Chicago residents struggling with transportation expenses.
When you apply in this program you have the opportunity to receive a $150 prepaid gas card or a $50 prepaid transit card. These cards will be distributed every month from May through September. Deadlines for each lottery will be on the 1st of the month from May-September.
It is worth noting that if you are not selected in the month in which you applied, you will be automatically enrolled in the lottery for the following month.
You can click here for the official Chicago Moves application on the city of Chicago website.
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