Utility Bill Relief: Chicago Chesed Fund’s New Program Now Helps You File for Utility Relief

For over 3 decades, Chicago Chesed Fund has been on the front lines, servicing the Chicago Community.

Now, the need is greater than ever as more and more individuals are finding themselves in tight situations. As always, Chicago Chesed Fund is here for the entire community.

The City of Chicago’s new Utility Billing Relief Program (a program run through CEDA) has just launched and Chicago Chesed Fund is now certified to accept your applications.

City of Chicago homeowners who meet the low-income eligibility requirements can now receive:

  • a reduced rate on water bill charges
  • a reduced rate on sewer bill charges
  • a reduced rate on water-sewer bill taxes
  • an exemption on late payment penalty charges
  • an exemption on debt collection activity
  • prior water utility
    debt relief*


  • must be a homeowner of a single-family home or a two-flat in the
    City of Chicago
  • account must be active
  • at least one customer listed as homeowner
    on the bill must reside in the household
  • must meet the LIHEAP income eligibility guidelines