The city is opening another round of direct cash payouts and undocumented residents or domestic workers can now apply to get a one-time $500 payment if they didn’t get a COVID-19 stimulus.
Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0
The Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0, is currently opening applications again that provide a financial boost to residents who didn’t get a COVID-19 stimulus, according to a city news release.
According to Heart Land Alliance news, a $500 one-time payment is for another 17,000 Chicagoans entitled to the reception from the program according to the city.
Who Are Eligible To The Program?
Domestic workers are now eligible, as those who have spent a year or more providing at-home services like housekeeping, child care, cooking, and health care. The city will reward 7,000 domestic workers.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot in a statement that care workers are the backbone of the economy as they make all other work possible. “As a daughter of a domestic worker, I know the challenges they encounter day in and day out to sustain other families while trying to keep their own afloat,” Lightfoot said.
The fund will represent the continued commitment of Mayor Lightfoot’s administration to ensuring the hardest-hit residents, including domestic workers and undocumented residents, can qualify for the recovery funds. This is because some residents didn’t get stimulus checks. After all, they are undocumented and are particularly encouraged to apply, officials said. The city will award 10,000 undocumented residents.
Lastly, applications are reviewed daily, and new batches of payments will be made monthly until funds run out, city spokesperson Alejandra Flores Rebollar said.
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