About Us

Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) is the only non-profit law firm in the Chicago area that focuses solely on low and moderate income renters in the private housing market. LCBH empowers truly disadvantaged renters, prevents wrongful eviction, and fights sub-standard living conditions to ensure all our Chicago neighbors can have a safe and decent place to live.

Mission and History

The Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing promotes the rights of tenant access to safe, decent, and accessible affordable housing on a non-discriminatory basis through legal representation, advocacy, education, outreach and supportive services.

Board and Staff

LCBH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time to lead and guide the organization. A professional staff is responsible for the day-to-day operations, managing programmatic initiatives, and providing legal and supportive services. A Young Professionals Board (YPB) was established to promote the mission of LCBH among member constituencies and the public.


When we all pull together in the belief that everyone deserves a safe and decent place to live, amazing things can happen! Our donors’ commitment is truly a gift to our community and their contributions directly support legal and supportive services to help remove barriers that can lead to homelessness.

Programs and Services

LCBH’s programs and services provide legal representation along with the tools and knowledge necessary to empower renters to stay and thrive in their communities.

Annual Report

Each year, Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing produces a comprehensive Annual Report on our activities throughout the preceding year. We invite you to review our Annual Report to keep informed on issues affecting all renters.

Jobs and Internships

LCBH actively recruits professionals and students who are dedicated to public service and we appreciate you taking the time to consider us. We thank you for your interest in LCBH and wish you every success in your endeavors.