Tax Sale Evictions in 2020

In 2020, the Cook County Sheriff's Department enforced tax deed evictions at 25 residential properties just before the pandemic-era eviction moratorium took effect. Using eviction enforcement data from Housing Action Illinois and county property and tax records, the Illinois Answers Project found that most of those evictions occurred in Black majority neighborhoods.

This map graphic shows where evictions occurred, how much tax debt former homeowners owed at the time of the tax sale and how much the home were resold for after the eviction.


Repossessed Homes