Many of us are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 and the looming tidal wave of evictions. While most of LCBH’s analysis of eviction data happens well after cases have completed, we have shifted some of our resources to look at the impact COVID-19 is having on current eviction filings and have created these two monthly eviction tracking reports by Community Area and Chicago Ward (similar reports are also available by week).
In Illinois, there has been a statewide ban on filing most residential evictions since the spring which is set to expire February 6, 2021, but may be extended. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ordered a temporarily halt to residential evictions through the end of the year to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The CDC moratorium was recently extended to January 31, 2021 as part of larger COVID-19 relief package.
These reports are updated regularly. Recent filings may be undercounted due to processing delays and will be revised in following updates. If you’re having trouble viewing the reports, try using the ‘Full Screen’ icon at the bottom right of report.