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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 24, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Illinois, we recommend that you visit the state's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response portal.

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Description of Program and Relief

Moratorium on Non-Residential Evictions

In light of the spread of COVID-19, the Illinois Governor has ordered that all state, county, and local law enforcement officers must cease enforcement of orders of eviction for non-residential premises.

Government or Lead Agency

Illinois State Governor

Dates Available

Effective immediately, through duration of Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

This order does not apply if the tenant has been found to pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other tenants, an immediate and severe risk to property, or a violation of any applicable building code, health ordinance, or similar regulation. Note that this order does not relieve anyone of the obligation to make their rent payments, or comply with any other lease obligation.

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