Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the Chicago Resiliency Fund which will be getting $1000 to Chicagoans who didn't get a stimulus check:
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a new program for the estimated 300,000 Chicagoans who didn't receive a federal stimulus check.
The formation of the Chicago Resiliency Fund is to help those who may not have qualified for stimulus funds under the federal CARES Act, whether it's because of their immigration status or because they are claimed as dependents on someone else's tax return.
Mayor Lightfoot said what makes the fund unique is its intention to be as inclusive as possible.
The city is partnering with Pilsen's Resurrection Project and private donors, including the Open Society Project, to provide $1,000 per-household for those excluded from the federal stimulus bill for COVID-19 relief. None of the funds are coming from the city.
The Resurrection Project and at least two dozen other community organizations will distribute the money.