What’s Next For Renters in Illinois?
The national moratorium on evictions expired August 1 at the same time that the COVID-19 Delta variant is increasing. Many people who have lost their jobs or have been unable to work because of COVID-19 are now worried they could lose their housing, and others are still waiting for help they had applied for. According to the Census Bureau, about 6.5 million Americans have fallen behind on their rent payments since the start of the pandemic.
To hear more about what help is available for struggling tenants, The 21st spoke to organizations around the state.
Legal Director, Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing
Director of Strategic Planning & Initiates, Illinois Housing Development Authority
The @ILHumanServices is accepting applications for rental assistance. If you are looking for assistance, please contact an IDHS Service Provider Agency in your area using their directory. Find a IDHS Service Provider at https://t.co/irn7bVxp2d— Illinois Housing (@ILHousing) July 29, 2021
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