Mr. & Mrs. Kang Moy Chiu & Frances Woo Chiu
Weiss Memorial Hospital
Mr. & Mrs. Thu Le To and Tieu Phuong Diep
Mr. & Mrs. Kim Chau
TO PROTECT OUR CMAA COMMUNITY FROM COVID-19, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF YOUTH SUMMER CAMP, CMAA WILL BE CLOSED FOR ALL IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING & MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
As a community-based nonprofit organization, CMAA places the utmost importance on the health and well-being of our clients and employees. We ask that everyone take care to socially distance themselves and stay home whenever possible, only leaving for essential duties/tasks.
Until it is safe for us to fully reopen, CMAA will be conducting as many services as possible virtually and via phone.
CMAA Contact Information During COVID-19:
To schedule a phone appointment, please call our Chicago office line at (773) 784-2900 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see below for specific department contact information:
To schedule a phone appointment, please call our Elgin office line at 847-289-1138 or email us at email@example.com.
Please see below for specific department contact information:
For CMAA COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program:
In partnership with the Department of Housing, CMAA is releasing $950,000 in rental assistance!
CMAA is offering rental assistance to low-income families who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Eligible applicants will receive approximately 12 months worth of missed rent and utilities as well as 3 months of future rent and utility payments. This program is on a first comes first serve basis.
To be eligible for the program, recipients must:
Be renters living in the City of Chicago
2020 income that is 80% of AMI but preference will be given to those under 50% AMI
Show that they have experienced a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis (documentation can include an unemployment insurance claim, a notice from their employer about layoffs or furloughs, pay stubs, etc.)
Applicants will have to show documentation of their present and/or backlogged monthly rent and/or utility, residency, pre-crisis income, and landlord information.
If you are eligible to apply, please fill out an application form listed below. If you are a renter, please fill out a tenant application. If you are a landlord, please fill out the landlord application. You must have all your documentation (listed in the first page of the form) ready in order to fill out the application.
Please note that filling out this application does not guarantee an award due to limited funding. Please also note that the funds, if and when approved, will go directly to the respective landlord and/or utility company.
For any revision or inquiry in regards to your submitted application, please reach out to Kathleen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at our covid resources email (email@example.com)
For COVID-19 health care resources available at Heartland Alliance Health Centers, please follow these links:
Refugee Medical Case Management: English
For City of Chicago COVID-19 resources and links, please follow these links:
For more information which can also be translated into multiple languages, please follow these links (see language box on top right corner to choose a different language):
For Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program Resources, please refer to the following information from 14th District IL State Rep.
Kelly Cassidy's Office:
Those interested in applying should follow the Department of Employment Security's instructions to apply for regular state unemployment first, get a denial, and then apply for PUA. This program will provide up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to workers who would not usually be eligible for traditional benefits. This includes 1099 employees, independent contractors, gig economy workers, sole proprietors, and self-employed workers. Individuals may also be eligible if:
They have been diagnosed with COVID-19
Have a member of your household who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
Are providing care to a household or family member
Have primary caregiving responsibility for a child or other person who is unable to attend school or another facility as a result of COVID-19
Are unable to reach the place of employment because you have been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine
Were scheduled to start work and do not have a job as a result of COVID-19
Have become the major support for a household because the head of household died as a result of COVID-19
These benefits will be backdated to the date of your COVID-19 related job loss and can be retroactive as far back as February 2, 2020.
Individuals applying must first be denied regular state unemployment, and should have their 2019 tax returns uploaded within 21 days of filing for PUA. Other forms of proof of income can also be accepted and details and instructions on how to apply can be found here. Click here to apply. Unlike regular state unemployment, certification of benefits is required every week once you are approved.
For COVID-19 resources for small businesses, please follow these links.
We thank the Asian American Executive Network (AAEN)
for partnering with us in providing these resources!
For Internet and Technology Resources during COVID-19,
please refer to the following information provided by
Act Now Illinois and Chicago Furniture Banks:
The National Digital Inclusion Alliance has compiled an up-to-date webpage of resources for families and teachers in need of FREE and low-cost internet plans, and other digital materials during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Everyoneon provides low-cost internet plans and affordable computers for families and educators. Click here to review their COVID-19 plans.
PCs for People provides FREE and low-cost computers to eligible families and non-profits. Learn more by clicking here.
Human-I-T gives low-income individuals and nonprofits technology, internet, and digital training. Click here to read more about accessing this program.
'A Computer for Every Child & Home' is a program launched by Newtech E-Scrap Recycling to provide recycled, used, tested, and operating laptops and/or complete desktop packages with internet capability at an average price of $100 per unit. If you or your organization is interested in purchasing, then please reach out to Alan Mesh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet Essential program by Comcast is a very cheap wifi plan for eligible low-income households. This program includes free wifi modem installation, two months free ($9.99 per month), and amnesty until June 1st (meaning all previous unpaid bills are forgiven). Learn more by clicking here.
We wish you all health and safety during this turbulent time, and look forward to resuming regular operations at a later date.