Following payment delays and online problems, how can Illinois renters get help?

Despite a long eviction moratorium, it’s been a hard couple of years for renters.

Eviction notice
Illinois begins to phase out its eviction moratorium starting August 1. While the state has devoted $2 billion in rental assistance to help struggling renters and landlords, lawyers say just 19% of applicants have received of state money as of mid-July. Vyacheslav Dumchev / Getty Images
Eviction notice
Illinois begins to phase out its eviction moratorium starting August 1. While the state has devoted $2 billion in rental assistance to help struggling renters and landlords, lawyers say just 19% of applicants have received of state money as of mid-July. Vyacheslav Dumchev / Getty Images

Following payment delays and online problems, how can Illinois renters get help?

Despite a long eviction moratorium, it’s been a hard couple of years for renters.

Illinois officials say a third round of federal COVID-19 rental assistance will be available next month, but delays and confusion around the application process have stressed out some residents in need.

Reset checks in with the Illinois Housing Development Authority for the latest.

GUEST: Kristin Faust, executive director for the Illinois Housing Development Authority