Some Ill. Tenants Face Rental Assistance Obstacles From Unlikely Source- Their Landlord
NBC 5 Chicago - May 4th, 2022
Advocates tell NBC 5 Responds they are frequently hearing from tenants blocked from rental assistance due to a lack of cooperation from their landlord.
While an eviction ‘tsunami’ was widely forecast, emergency rental assistance dollars have played a pivotal role in calming the waters.
Yet some tenants are facing obstacles when trying to apply for assistance to cover back-rent owed, obstacles coming from an unlikely source: their landlord, who they owe back-rent to.
A new law on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk could help future tenants who find themselves in this same situation, but tenants dealing with the problem now are having to turn to other resources….