Data Breach - Illinois Rental Payment Program

Illinois Housing Development Authority Takes Steps to Protect Applicants’ Personal Information

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) became aware of a breach of the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) web portal where some tenant applicants could see documents submitted by other tenant applicants. IHDA immediately took the portal offline and blocked all access to external users to isolate and diagnose this issue. The portal was shut down until Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 while IHDA identified and resolved the issue.

While no longer accepting new applications for assistance, the ILRPP portal remains open until Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, for landlords to complete their portion of tenant-initiated applications so they may be considered for review.