A Look At Chicago’s Rental Housing Crisis

The Chicago Department of Housing is preparing to dole out $80 million in rental and mortgage assistance grants during the pandemic.

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A For Rent sign in San Francisco on June 21, 2020. Chicago aldermen are considering a proposal that would extend protections to renters if their landlord wants to raise the rent or terminate the lease. Jeff Chiu / AP Photo
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A For Rent sign in San Francisco on June 21, 2020. Chicago aldermen are considering a proposal that would extend protections to renters if their landlord wants to raise the rent or terminate the lease. Jeff Chiu / AP Photo

A Look At Chicago’s Rental Housing Crisis

The Chicago Department of Housing is preparing to dole out $80 million in rental and mortgage assistance grants during the pandemic.

Tens of thousands of Chicagoans have fallen behind on their rent during the pandemic — and landlords are struggling, too. Reset brings on WBEZ’s Natalie Moore to explain the city’s rental housing crisis and what lies ahead.

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