COVID-19 Resource Center

May 13, 2020

AFC continues to prioritize the health of its staff, clients and community. As such, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Center for Housing and Health staff members are working remotely as a cautionary response to the coronavirus. We have significantly limited onsite business at our physical office location at 200 W. Monroe St in Chicago. Unless you have a confirmed appointment, please do not come to the AFC/CHH offices.  

AFC and CHH services will not be interrupted, as we will continue to serve our community virtually. We will follow the advice from the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health and Chicago Department of Public Health and make changes based on their recommendations.  

For the last 35 years, AFC’s commitment to those living with and vulnerable to HIV and chronic conditions has been unwavering. This continues today and into the future as we work to end the HIV epidemic in Illinois. As always, we will provide the best care and attention regardless of challenging circumstances.  

If you need us, you can get in touch via email at, or phone at (312) 922-2322.   

Please take care of yourself and your loved ones – we’re doing the same here. 

Thank you, 

John Peller

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Stimulus FAQ, Economic Impact Payments and Financial Assistance

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COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments Guidance for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries | April 14, 2020

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Social Security & Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) | April 14, 2020

COVID-19 and HIV

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COVIID-19 and People Living with HIV: Frequently Asked Questions | April 9, 2020

COVID-19 y personas que viven con el VIH Preguntas Frecuentes | May 7, 2020

Resources for Immigrant Families

Immigrant Healthcare Resources and Rights in Response to Coronavirus | March 13, 2020

Resources for undocumented families | March 23, 2020

Services for Immigrant and Refugee Community During COVID-19 | March 23, 2020

Harm Reduction Guidance

COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs | March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Resources related to Housing & Homelessness 

Can I be evicted during COVID-19 in Cook County? | April 2, 2020

¿Puedo ser desalojado durante la crisis de COVID-19 en el condado de Cook? | April 6, 2020

Housing Action Illinois | April 6, 2020

Chicago-area COVID-19 Resources

The Hub provides information, referrals and many other supports to both people living with HIV and AIDS and those who are vulnerable to HIV. The Hub is staffed 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. 

  • Hub Line: 844-482-4040 (844-HUB-4040)
  • State HIV/STI Hotline: 800-243-2437 (800-AID-AIDS) 

Chicago Housing Authority: The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) announced April 1 that residents of CHA-owned buildings can wait to pay rent until after the statewide Stay at Home order is lifted on May 1, as the agency continues to encourage residents to stay home and stay safe. CHA also will not issue any late rent notices during this period and reminds residents and others that CHA does not charge late fees for overdue rent. More info here.

Greater Chicago Food Depository: SNAP and Medicaid benefits | April 3, 2020
Call 773-843-5416 or visit the website for more info.

Youth services available during COVID-19 | April 7, 2020

For LGBTQ older people and those aging with HIV

The SAGEUSA Hotline offers resources, info, and peer-support 24/7 in English and Spanish.

  • 1-877-360-LGBT(5428)

Sex and COVID-19

Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | March 23, 2020

Additional resources

How to care for yourself while practicing social distancing | March 24, 2020

Emergency Child Care for Communities & Providers | March 24, 2020

Free government phone services through Assurance | March 27, 2020

Intersex Resources in the Time of COVID-19 | April 6, 2020

Maintain Your Mind: Caring for Your Mental Health | May 11, 2020

Face Mask Guidance and Resources

IDPH Guidance on the Use of Masks by the General Public | April 8, 2020

CDC DIY Cloth Face Coverings | April 8, 2020

CDC Recommendations for Cloth Face Covers | April 8, 2020

U.S. Surgeon General How to Make Your Own Face Covering (YouTube) | April 8, 2020

CDC Cloth Face Covers FAQ | April 8, 2020

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