(Updated May 6, 2021) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national eviction moratorium will remain in place until an appeals hearing can be held in the next two weeks. But even if it is overturned, the ruling would likely have no impact on the state of Illinois’ moratorium, which remains in effect through May 29, 2021.

On Wednesday, a U.S. federal judge struck down the national eviction moratorium but the U.S. Department of Justice immediately appealed and the judge issued a stay.

As more people become vaccinated and unemployment assistance claims continue to fall, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has indicated he is reviewing the state moratorium for any potential changes he feels are appropriate, but no changes were made in the latest round of Executive Orders. Illinois REALTORS® will continue to monitor and provide updates if and when the situation changes.

The state is nearing its launch of the latest round of relief money distribution. The 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program, funded by federal relief dollars, is expected to begin accepting applications this month.  Specific details on the program can be found on the following website https://www.ihda.org/about-ihda/illinois-rental-payment-program/.

Here is Wednesday’s ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Dabney L. Friedrich of the District of Columbia. Read Judge Friedrich’s opinion.