New Program Asks Landlords to Rent Vacant Apartments to Folks in Need

“Gov. JB Pritzker recently signed a bill led by Northwest Side Rep. Lindsey LaPointe that aims to gather the resources of 17 statewide agencies to tackle homelessness. The bill, coupled with pending federal and state funding for homeless outreach, will further support initiatives like Chicago Rents, LaPointe said. Enlisting willing landlords to reduce homelessness is one key to the problem, LaPointe said. “If we don’t build that part into it, it’s not going to be a strong system,” LaPointe said. “The key piece is finding landlords in our area because we have folks who have long grown up here, so people can stay in the communities.”

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