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Winnebago County Emergency Assistance Program (WCERA)

The WCERA was created using the funding allocation from the recently enacted Emergency Rental Assistance Program, as established by the United States Department of the Treasury.  The economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created a continuing need for rental and utility assistance to households affected by the pandemic with the goal of promoting housing stability.  WCERA may provide up to fifteen (15) months of rental assistance and utility/home energy assistance to eligible Winnebago County, Illinois renter households to increase housing stability and prevent evictions.  Please call 815.972.RENT for more information.

Applications are now closed.   We will keep this site updated to when and if applications will reopen.


If you have already filled out an application and have questions, click here to go to the Neighborly website or call 815-972-7368.


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