Rentervention In the News and Around Chicago

  • Hyde Park attorney chosen to lead eviction prevention project
    on January 21, 2021

    As the COVID-19 crisis wears on, protections have remained in place for many renters, with eviction moratoriums in effect at both the state and federal level in Illinois. But housing

  • Rentervention connects renters with legal services, virtually
    on December 18, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially hard on renters. In Illinois, as many as half of them are not confident they will be able to pay the next month’s rent, according to an Aug. 7 report by the Aspen Institute. That means between 1.1 and 1.7 million people in Illinois are at risk of eviction. Few...

  • Safe and jolly holiday activities for Chicagoans this winter
    on December 17, 2020

    It is the holiday season, but many of the activities we planned months ago are either unsafe or in venues that are closed. While the pandemic has prevented people from participating in some holiday traditions, here are three COVID-19-safe places in Chicago that will give people the opportunity to get out of the house and...

  • Chicago music stores create a pandemic survival plan
    on December 16, 2020

    As the spread of the coronavirus has increased in recent weeks, music stores around Chicago, and nationwide, are gearing up for what could be another trying period for businesses. However, the pandemic has hit local music stores in an unexpected way, boosting sales for some while inhibiting business for others. Frank Alkyer, an adjunct faculty...