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Illinois’ Eviction Ban Is Ending. Here’s How Renters In Need Can Get Free Legal Help

Eviction filings will be allowed come Sunday — and people can start getting evicted again after Aug. 31.

Two-flat homes in the 8000 south block of Morgan Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on May 11, 2021.
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CHICAGO — Illinois’ eviction ban ends soon — so the city is reminding renters of how they can get help if they face losing their home.

Eviction filings will be allowed come Sunday — and people can start getting evicted again after Aug. 31, Gov. JB Pritzker announced in mid-July.

The city is still processing applications from people who applied for the Emergency Rental Assistance program this spring, according to a Friday Mayor’s Office news release.

People in immediate need can get free legal help and mediation from the Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt. Call 855-956-5763 or go online to learn more.

Renters can also get free legal and mitigation assistance through the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing. Call 312-347-7600, go online or text “hi” to 866-773-6837 to use the group’s free, confidential hotline.

More resources for avoiding eviction are available online.

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