As eviction cases increase, Cook County officials say less are resulting in orders to vacate apartments


CHICAGO (April 27, 2022)-- In March, there were 2,500 evictions filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, which was the first time the court processed that many cases since January 2020, according to figures released from Cook County. As eviction filings reach pre-pandemic levels, Cook County officials say fewer…

HUD AND FHFA ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION TO ADVANCE FAIR HOUSING AND FAIR LENDING ENFORCEMENT


CITY OF WASHINGTON (August 13, 2021)--the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) (collectively, the Agencies) entered into a first-of-its-kind collaborative agreement regarding fair housing and fair lending coordination. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the two Agencies will focus on enhancing their…

2021 Eviction Moratorium Extension and Tenant Rent Relief Update


CITY OF WASHINGTON (August 7, 2021)---Millions of Americans continue to struggle financially as businesses big and small fight to stay afloat amid repeated pandemic shutdowns and re-openings. Renters, in particular, worry about the possibility of eviction when they don’t have the money to pay rent. A federal nationwide eviction moratorium had been…

Biden’s Administration Streamlined Options To Help Homeowners While Housing Sales Drop


WASHINGTON (July 29, 2021)- The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on July 23, 2021 announced streamlined COVID-19 Recovery options to help homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic bring their mortgage current and remain in their homes. The simplified COVID-19 Recovery waterfall allows mortgage servicers to…

California to use federal COVID funds to pay off past-due rent accumulated during pandemic


CALIFORNIA (June 21, 2021)--- Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation’s most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a promise to make landlords whole while giving renters a clean slate. Left unsettled is whether California will…

HUD CHARGES INDIANA HOUSING PROVIDERS WITH DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION FOR REFUSING TO PERMIT APPLICANT TO HAVE AN ASSISTANCE ANIMAL


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging Bloomington, Indiana’s Burnham Rentals, LLC, Burnham Place Apartments, LLC, two of its employees and others, with violating the Fair Housing Act’s bar on disability discrimination. HUD’s charge alleges that the housing providers refused…