“CHICAGO MOVES” PROVIDES RELIEF TO NEARLY 45,000 RESIDENTS IN FIRST TWO WAVES OF LOTTERY SELECTIONS


 “CHICAGO MOVES” PROVIDES RELIEF TO NEARLY 45,000
RESIDENTS IN FIRST TWO WAVES OF LOTTERY SELECTIONS


CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has announced
that approximately 10,000 gas cards have been distributed
or are awaiting pickup at City Hall. An additional 25,000
transit cards and 10,000 gas cards will soon be in the hands
of qualified applicants in the coming weeks. The cards are
distributed through Chicago Moves, a financial assistance
program aimed at providing financial relief for Chicago residents
struggling with transportation expenses.

“The robust response to our Chicago Moves program
demonstrates the vast need for this kind of assistance,” said
Mayor Lightfoot. “People are experiencing economic hardship
due to the skyrocketing inflation and the cost of gas, but
the City is committed to providing continued financial relief
to combat these challenging times. I’m grateful for all of the
work that went into Chicago Moves helping our residents to
make a living, enjoy our summer, and keep Chicago moving.”

Just over a month after Mayor Lightfoot launched
Chicago Moves, the City’s $12.5M transit relief response
to spiking gas costs and rising inflation, 90,000 Chicagoans
have already submitted applications to receive a gas or
transit card. Selected participants have the choice to receive
their card through the mail or to pick it up from a designated
location.

William Bullion, a director for a local theatre company,
received the first Chicago Moves gas card, valued at $150,
during a visit to the 39th ward by Mayor Lightfoot and
Jennie Huang Bennett, Chief Financial Officer at the City of
Chicago.

The next round of recipients will be selected during a
lottery scheduled in the first week of July. Previous lottery
recipients were selected the first week of May and June. To
be eligible Chicagoans must be at least 18 years old, meet
average or below average income criteria, have a valid email
and live in the City of Chicago. Gas card applicants must
also have a valid and current city sticker. If an eligible applicant
is not selected, their entry is carried over and included
in each subsequent gas or transit card lottery.

Applications will be accepted through September 1st and
Chicago residents can apply online at chicago.gov/Chicago-
Moves, or fill out a paper application at any Chicago Public Library,
although online application will allow for faster processing.
Applicants can only apply for one of the prepaid gas cards
or prepaid transit cards, and applications are limited to one per
household. Residents can select whether they would like their
card mailed or made available for pick-up at City Hall.

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