When the Illinois General Assembly next meets, our legislators will have the chance to pass protections for renters on the brink of losing their homes.
The pandemic has only exacerbated our longstanding eviction crisis, as COVID-19 has caused unprecedented economic instability for renters across Illinois. No one should fear losing their home during these uncertain times, when housing is healthcare, just because they can't afford the rent.
Illinois is fortunate in that we continue to have a state moratorium on evictions and there has been significant funding to provide rental assistance. However, there has yet to be enough funding available to help everyone in need. The federal government’s failure to pass another COVID-19 relief package only compounds this crisis. As a result, an influx of eviction filings is inevitable whenever the moratorium is lifted.
Urge legislators to support legislation that will:
This legislation is being championed by State Senator Robert Peters, State Representative Delia Ramirez and others.
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