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LCBH offers trainings on a number of issues affecting renters including renters’ rights, foreclosure, and fair housing. Trainings are designed for specific audiences to provide pertinent information. Whether you are an attorney, housing advocate, social worker, community organizer, landlord, or renter, our trainings will provide you with valuable and useful information.

The following is a sample of trainings we provide regularly, as well as some trainings that are available online. If you’re interested in scheduling a training, please contact the staff person listed after each training. Our staff is also available to speak to your group on other issues affecting renters. Please contact us at (312) 347-7600 for more information.

Renters’ Rights and Responsibilities Training

An hour-long overview of the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in Chicago. The presentation covers the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO), evictions, illegal lockouts, and retaliation but does not go in-depth on any one topic.

Audience:Non-attorneys (renters, housing advocates, social workers, etc.)

To schedule a Renters’ Rights and Responsibilities training in your community or to request more information contact: Victoria Ogunsanya at vogunsanya@lcbh.org.

Eviction Defense Training

An hour-long overview of the eviction process and applicable state and local laws. The presentation provides an in-depth look at the stages of the eviction process and possible defenses and counterclaims that can be raised on behalf of tenants. This training has been approved for 1.0 MCLE credit hour.

Audience: Attorneys and law students

To schedule an Eviction Defense Training at your firm or in your community or to request more information please contact us at probono@lcbh.org.

Tenants in Foreclosure Workshop

Our Tenants in Foreclosure workshops are designed to directly engage renters in communities throughout Chicago and Illinois. The workshop covers renters’ rights and responsibilities during foreclosure and the laws protecting renters after a foreclosure sale and the conclusion of the foreclosure case. Staff will answer renter questions and provide one-on-one foreclosure counseling to renters in need of more individualized consultation.

Audience: Renters and other interested community members

To schedule a Tenants in Foreclosure Workshop in your community or to request more information contact: Aileen Flanagan at aflanagan@lcbh.org.

Tenants in Foreclosure Advocacy Training

Our Tenants in Foreclosure Advocacy trainings provide comprehensive information on the laws protecting renters in foreclosure, in addition to guidance on searching public records for foreclosure information, and tips for counseling renters in foreclosure. Trainings are tailored to the needs of the audience whether they are social service providers, housing advocates, community organizers, or attorneys. Attendees will be provided with training and advocacy materials such as our tenants in foreclosure brochure and guide to looking up foreclosed buildings.

Audience: Community based organizations, housing advocates, tenant counselors, social service providers, and attorneys

To schedule a Tenants in Foreclosure Advocacy Training for your organization or to request more information contact: Aileen Flanagan at aflanagan@lcbh.org.

Fair Housing Training

LCBH in conjunction with the Fair Housing Education Consortium (FHEC) provide trainings that cover major fair housing issues and are designed to educate stakeholders and the general public about fair housing law under federal law as well as the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Audience: Renters, landlords, community based organizations, housing advocates, tenant counselors, social service providers, and attorneys

To schedule a Fair Housing Training for your organization or to request more information contact: fairhousing@lcbh.org.

Fair Housing Webinar Series

LCBH and the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) have created a Fair Housing webinar series funded as a partnership project by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. The webinars are available as online videos that can be accessed at any time on the website of Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO). The webinars will educate the public on their fair housing rights and provide information for housing providers on their responsibilities under fair housing law. The topics include the housing rights laws for persons with disabilities, for LGBT individuals, for new Americans and immigrants, for condo and coop associations and a general fair housing overview. Three of the webinars are in both English and Spanish versions, and closed captioning is available.

Audience: Attorneys, law students and legal advocates

The webinars are available at these links: