Application portal opens for new round of Illinois rental assistance

SPRINGFIELD – The application portal is now open for another $297 million of rental assistance for Illinoisans who lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois Rental Payment Program, or ILRPP, money comes from the federal American Rescue Plan Act signed into law by President Joe Biden in March. It will be administered by […]

Lawmaker Advances Bill To Repeal State Ban On Rent Control

SPRINGFIELD – The House Committee on Housing on advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow local municipalities to implement measures regarding rent control. House Bill 116, introduced by Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, would repeal the state’s Rent Control Preemption Act of 1997 and enable local municipalities to impose caps on rent prices. Guzzardi said the […]

Illinois Provides Grants To Homeless Service Providers, Agencies Say More Is Still Needed 

Thirty homelessness prevention organizations across Illinois will receive grants totaling a collective $340,000. The money will be distributed by affordable housing advocacy organization Housing Action Illinois, and most of it comes from donations to the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund. Of the total money granted, $50,000 comes from the National Low Income Housing Coalition, which received […]