Illinois Eviction Ban Extended Into Late September, But Renters’ Anxiety Persists

Chicago area tenants continue to face housing insecurity and the specter of eviction despite state protections.

Virus Outbreak Evictions
The White House announced Tuesday, Sept. 1, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would act under its broad powers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The measure would forbid landlords from evicting anyone for failure to pay rent, providing the renter meets criteria. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Virus Outbreak Evictions
The White House announced Tuesday, Sept. 1, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would act under its broad powers to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The measure would forbid landlords from evicting anyone for failure to pay rent, providing the renter meets criteria. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Illinois Eviction Ban Extended Into Late September, But Renters’ Anxiety Persists

Chicago area tenants continue to face housing insecurity and the specter of eviction despite state protections.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently extended the deadline for Illinois’ eviction moratorium to Sept. 22. But the possibility of housing insecurity and the specter of eviction continue to loom over the heads of tenants.

Reset brings on a legal services group and a landlord industry spokesperson about the needs of Chicago tenants and rental housing owners during the pandemic.

GUEST: Conor Malloy, Rentervention project director at Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing

Paul Arena, director of legislative affairs at Illinois Rental Property Owners Association