City reminds residents of resources available ahead of eviction moratorium deadline

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago landlords with tenants behind on rent can file to have them evicted starting Sunday, ahead of the end of pandemic-related protections at the end of August.

The State of Illinois has announced a "step-down plan" that will allow landlords to file eviction proceedings starting Aug. 1 on renters covered under the moratorium; but enforcement of the filing will not begin until the moratorium ends on Aug. 30. So now, the City of Chicago is reminding renters there are resources available to help them avoid housing instability stemming from shutdowns established to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

"As this moratorium approaches its end, it is imperative that we remind our residents of the range of rental supports we still have in place to ensure they are able to stay in their homes," said Mayor Lightfoot, in a statement. "After all, we still have a ways to go before we can officially turn the page on COVID-19—meaning that until and well after that day comes, we have a responsibility to protect and uplift residents who are struggling to make ends meet. I strongly encourage any of our renters who are still facing challenges with paying their rent to tap into the multitude of resources we have available and get the relief they deserve."