Protection assistance for people facing eviction

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Illinois scrambled over the weekend to prevent millions of people from being evicted as a federal eviction moratorium expired Saturday. In Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker has extended the moratorium until the end of August and that is giving renters a bit more time. Mike Petry, a landlord who owns both rental and retail properties in Joliet, told The Times Weekly, evictions have not been a real problem with his tenants during the pandemic. “I’m not filing on anybody,” he said. Petry has one tenant who pays market rate for a unit in one of his buildings in downtown Joliet who applied for rental assistant with the State of Illinois and the state is “processing his request.” He also has about nine tenants who rent at his Louis Joliet property where he has 60 Section 8/HUD/Income limitation units. Only about nine of those tenants have sought rental assistance through the state and about six of them have already received those funds, according to Petry, who has been a landlord in Joliet for the past 18 years. “I really don’t think there are that many landlords who are not getting their money,” Petry said. However, according to according to Kathy Hoffmeyer, Public...