Tenant Advocacy Project
The Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP) provides pre-eviction assistance to renters whose utilities have been illegally shut off, have been locked out of their homes by the landlord, or experienced other serious life-threatening issues. Coordinated through our Pro Bono Project, the work is done almost entirely by volunteer attorneys who generously donate their valuable time and legal skills to help renters in our Chicago neighborhoods facing very serious housing problems that cannot or have not been able to be resolved with the landlord without legal intervention. This intervention is important to maintain the quality of life for renters in Chicago, preserve rental units, and keep buildings in Chicago neighborhoods occupied. In 2013, LCBH provided legal representation, without litigation, for 184 client families.