Michael Glasser, president of the Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance, said the extra month provided to tenants and landlords to negotiate through the Early Resolution Program can be helpful when emergency rental assistance is available.

“But most of the time it is a court-mandated extra month of free housing — with still another three to four months ahead in the process — that falls on our members while the long legal process plays out,” Glasser said in a statement.

The June 21, 2023 story in the Chicago Tribune covered the resumption of the Early Resolution Program (ERP) in Chicago.