Money Mondays with Melissa

Treasurer Conyears-Ervin is committed to providing Chicagoans with financial assistance resources, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her Money Mondays with Melissa series highlights resources available through local, state and federal governments, as well as through local non-profits.

Below is an archive of Money Mondays with Melissa, including contact information for all of our panelists.

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Monday, May 18

U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth

Website:  duckworth.senate.gov
Phone Number: 312-886-3506
Help with a Federal Agency:  https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/help/help-with-a-federal-agency
Contact:  https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/connect/comment
COVID-19 Resources: https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/covid-19

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

Website:  https://www.cookcountystatesattorney.org/
Phone Number: 312-603-1880
Email:  statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov
Fraud Complaint Form: https://www.cookcountystatesattorney.org/resources/consumer-fraud/consumer-fraud-complaint-forms
Consumer Fraud Resources During COVID-19
Consumer Fraud Resources During COVID-19 – SPANISH
Resources on Domestic Violence during COVID-19

Illinois Housing Authority – Kristin Faust, Executive Director

Website:  https://www.ihda.org/
Multifamily Developer Questions:  multifamilyfin@ihda.org
Homeownership/Single Family Questions:  mortgage@ihda.org
Phone Number: 312-836-5200

Monday, May 11

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle

Website: www.cookcountyil.gov/recovery
Email: info@cookcountyil.gov
Phone: (312) 603-6400
Social Vulnerability index: https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/svi/
Medical Examiner’s Dashboard: https://maps.cookcountyil.gov/medexamcovid19/
Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership: chicookworks.org 

Working Credit – Amanda Carney, Co-Founder and President

Website: workingcredit.org
Email: info@workingcredit.org
Phone: (773) 904-9816; Mon-Fri., 9am – 9pm 

Monday, May 4

U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2)

Website: https://robinkelly.house.gov/resources/covid19-response
Phone Number: 773-321-2001
U.S. Small Business Administration: https://www.sba.gov/
Census: www.2020census.gov

Take Census 2020 by phone:

  • English: 844.330.2020
  • Spanish: 844.468.2020

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza

Website: https://illinoiscomptroller.gov/
Illinois COVID information: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo
Small Business Assistance: https://www2.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance
Phone Number: 312-814-2451
General Inquiries: https://illinoiscomptroller.gov/about/contact/send-us-a-message/

Operation HOPE – John Hope Bryant, Founder

Website: https://operationhope.org/
HOPE Inside Disaster Program: https://www.hopeinsidecovid19.org/recovery
Email: Jason.Schraub@operationhope.org
Phone: 888-388-HOPE (4673)

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