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COVID-19 Resources Availed By United African Organisation!
Posted by admin on 31st March 2020

Today, individuals, organizations and all levels of government are working together to minimize impact of COVID-19 on our communities. We are seeing unprecedented relief measures to assist those most affected by the pandemic and help stabilize the economy.

At United African Organization (UAO), we are focused on ensuring our communities remain safe and secure. Our self-employed constituents of hair braiders, cab drivers, seamstress, rideshare drivers and undocumented immigrants are among those hardest hit by COVID-19.

We continue to update available support and resources. For a detailed list of the current relief options and how they might apply to you, please visit us at

We’re here to help you navigate this time of uncertainty.

And while you’re social distancing or working from home, please fill out your 2020 Census form. Completing the 2020 Census is a win-win for all. Make Us Count! Go to today.

We wish to express our gratitude to the healthcare workers, janitors, emergency responders and essential staff on the frontlines.

Stay home. Be safe. Stay strong. We will get through this together.


Nancy Asirifi-Otchere, Executive Director

Chicago Coronavirus Response Center LEARN MORE HERE

State of Illinois Coronavirus Response LEARN MORE HERE

Housing Assistance Grant

Chicago Housing Assistance Grant for Rent & Mortgage Payments
Application for Emergency Housing Assistance from the City of Chicago for individuals and families impacted by the economic fallout due to Coronavirus.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1st and 11:59pm.

Selection process: All applicants will be entered into a lottery. Applicants can expect to hear back from the Department of Housing regarding their application in the days following the close of the application. APPLY HERE

For Business and Employers
Loan Applications Open for Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE

SBA Loans for Small Business LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE

Facebook Small Business Grants Program APPLY HERE

Illinois Small Business Grants & Loans APPLY HERE

For Non Profit Organizations
Fund for Local Non-Profit Organizations LEARN MORE APPLY HERE

Crossroads Fund Critical Response Fund APPLY HERE

Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund APPLY HERE

For Self-Employed
For Self Employed and Independent Contractors LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE

For Employees

Unemployment Insurance LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE
ROC United Restaurant Workers Disaster Relief Fund LEARN MORE & APPLY HERE



The #WeCountChallenge is a contest for K–12 students in Cook County to submit a poster or video that addresses why their community counts in the 2020 Census. There will be gift cards awarded to winners in 4 categories.

Visit to learn more about the contest and submit your poster or video.


By now every household should have received an invitation to participate in the census. You have three(3) options to respond by phone, by mail, or online at

Be a part of history
This is your chance to play a role. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the next census. Click here to apply for 2020Census Jobs.

Join our team of African community advocates.


UAO offers assistance with filling out the citizenship applications. To be eligible for naturalization, you must be a green card holder (lawful permanent resident) for at least 4.9 years or 2.9 years if you are married to a US citizen.

To learn more, call us at 312.949.9980 or SMS at 773-800-0837.

Virtual Consultations
Friday- April 3, 2020
Monday – April 6, 2020

Contact us to schedule your appointment.