The Resiliency Fund 2.0 of Chicago, which is a partnership between the local non-profits, as well as the city, does aim at giving a stimulus check sum of $500 to the residents in the city who were quite incapable of accessing the federal stimulus payments. The recipients who are deemed eligible would be the head of household with dependents who are 17 years or older, undocumented residents, and domestic workers.
While the new applications would be rolling out into the new year for the domestic workers and the undocumented residents, the heads of households who have adult dependents would simply have another week to push in their applications.
Stimulus Check payment in Chicago
In order to receive the stimulus check payment, one has to live in Chicago and not make more than 300 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of three members, this sum would be less than $69,090. Residents would also have to be over the age of 18 and must have claimed a dependent 17 years or over on their tax return 2019.
After that, families would be chosen at random through a lottery. And it has been mentioned that only a single member of any household would be able to apply. Currently, there are around 2,000 slots to fill- as reported by CBS News. In order to qualify for a place in the lottery, one would have to fill out a form on the website of this program.
Interestingly, the Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0 should not be mistaken with the Chicago Resilient Communities which has been guaranteeing a stimulus check payment of $500 to around 5,000 low-income families since July. Cook County, one of the counties in Chicago, also has a basic income pilot program in place- which has been issuing $500 checks since December.