- Illinois Announced an Expanded Services Fund for undocumented immigrants.
- The financial aid will be used for rent, food and other household expenses, regardless of your immigration status.
- Residents will have access to more assistance than ever before with public services.
Illinois Gov. Jay Robert Pritzker announced on Monday an expanded services fund to help the state’s most vulnerable residents with rent, food and other household expenses, regardless of immigration status.
The president announced $ 327 million for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), reported Efe.
Undocumented in Illinois will get help
With the support of the American Rescue Plan Act and increased eligibility provisions from the state of Illinois, residents will have access to more attendance than ever before with utilities, as well as greater availability of funds per household.
The state will use $ 209 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the fund, expanding relief to Illinois families struggling to pay their bills as a result of the covid pandemic. -19, according to Los Angeles Times.
More help than ever
“We are offering residents in need more access than ever to vital social security programs that can prevent them from falling behind on payments, going into debt or jeopardizing their ability to return to work,” Pritzker said.
Overall, he added, “this $ 327 million investment represents a $ 52 million increase over last year’s programs; it is a historical investment to face a historical moment ”. To respond to the greater need due to the pandemic, Illinois modified the requirements to increase the threshold of allowable income and expand the eligibility of households, regardless of the immigration status of their members.
“For families struggling to make ends meet, the State of Illinois offers assistance with paying utility bills and other social safety net needs to help more residents recover,” said Sylvia Garcia, Director. Acting Office of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
The additional relief for public services in Illinois comes from setting a record in 2021, when more than $ 343 million in assistance was provided to more than 289,000 families statewide. Filed Under: Help for the Undocumented in Illinois.
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