In this post, we share a video featuring Illinois rent control advocates and opposition discussing their positions.
The state of California just passed a rent control bill, becoming the third state to do so.
Will the state of Illinois could be the next state to pass rent control?
The only states that currently have rent control laws are New York, California, and Oregon.
The Illinois legislature has considered repealing the rent control ban.
A bill introduced by state Rep. Will Guzzardi has called for the ban against rent control laws to be lifted.
Dast the previous legislative session, the bill failed never made it out of the commercial law subcommittee of the Judiciary-Civil Committee.
With proponents and opposition groups formed, the battle is not over yet.
A new bill has been introduced to the Illinois lawmakers that calls for repealing the rent control ban and establishing six “regional rent control boards” across the state.
So what is rent control? How do renters benefit?
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