Mayor Lightfoot Launches Chicago Utility Billing Relief Program

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Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined City Comptroller Reshma Soni and Harold Rice, CEO of the Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA) of Cook County to launch the Chicago Utility Billing Relief (UBR) Program. The program is designed to reduce the cost of water and sewer portions of City utility bills, making them more affordable and preventing residents from having to make difficult choices between paying for utilities and other critical goods and services. Debt relief will be granted for residents that demonstrate an ability to manage the reduced rate bills for one year.  It provides low-income City of Chicago residents with:

• A reduced rate on water, sewer, and water-sewer tax;

• No late payment penalties or debt collection activity;

• Debt forgiveness after successfully completing one year with no past due balance.

For more information, visit for payment plans, hardship qualifications and other fines and fees related information. Residents can sign up for flexible utility bill payment plans online at and those looking for more information about UBR or to sign up can visit  

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