Illinois has prohibited local rent control ordinances since 1997. A bill in the Illinois House would establish six regional rent control bureaucracies across the state.
A bill in the Illinois House of Representatives would reverse the state’s decades-long ban on rent control and create a new state bureaucracy to dictate rent rates.
Many policymakers recognize rent control plays well politically, but evidence points to harsh and unintended consequences.
House Bill 2192 would repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act, which outlawed local rent control ordinances in 1997, and replace it with the Rent Control Act, creating a patchwork of regulatory bodies that would regulate rent control regionally across the state.