The free gas and transit cards are designed to help deal with inflation.
The lottery begins soon, so Chicago residents should check their eligibility.
This program will distribute 50,000 gas cards pre-loaded with $15o. An additional 100,000 transit cards are being given out worth $50 each. Read more about it here.
Only one person per household can apply for the card. Eligible applicants will be placed in a lottery.
In order to apply you must:
- be a resident of Chicago
- over 18 years old
- have a valid city sticker with correct mailing info
- household income at or below 100% of the Area Median Income
The card are going to be distributed via lottery but also based on areas of need. 75% of the gas cards will go to residents in the South and West side neighborhoods.
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