LIFT THE BAN ON RENT CONTROL TO STOP DISPLACEMENT IN CHICAGO!

LIFT THE BAN ON RENT CONTROL TO STOP DISPLACEMENT IN CHICAGO!

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Nicole Sorensen started this petition to Governor J.B. Pritzker

Having grown up in Chicago, I have seen neighborhoods across the city succumb to the effects of gentrification. It has happened time and time again all across the city.

Each and every time gentrification occurs, people suffer. People all across the neighborhood are displaced, forced to move out of their homes and into lesser neighborhoods because they could not afford the increased rents of their homes. This is all because where they lived had seen so much "improvement" that they no longer had the right to live there because they did not have enough money.

We need to help our family, friends, neighbors, and fellow Chicagoans stay in their homes. And we can.

Currently, Illinois has a ban on rent control through the Rent Control Preemption Act of 1997. This act makes it illegal for any government to interfere with a landlord's ability to raise their rents how they see fit. This means that with this act in place, landlords are able to do whatever they want, including pricing people out of their own homes.

If this act were to be repealed, the city of Chicago, as well as elsewhere throughout the state, would be able to stop landlords from raising their rents to harsh or unreasonable rates that would bring harm unto homeowners and renters. By signing this petition, you are pushing for the repeal of the Rent Control Preemption Act so that people can live out their lives in their homes without fearing that they will someday no longer be able to afford to do so, through no fault of their own.

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