WNIJ’s Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco reports:
Renters facing eviction are now receiving new federal protections through the end of the year.
This week the Trump administration announced a temporary halt in residential evictions for those struggling during the pandemic. The latest eviction ban, which goes through December of this year, comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bob Palmer, from Housing Action Illinois, said this is good news, but not ideal: “Overall, it’s a good thing, but it’s not forgiving rent [and] is not providing rent assistance. It’s temporary,” he said. “So we really need Congress and the Trump administration to get back to the negotiating table on providing financial assistance that will benefit tenants and also landlords”