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The condition of my apartment / building is not up to standards.
My landlord is discriminating against me.
I am being evicted.
My landlord is retaliating against me.
I have questions about how security deposits work.
The apartment I live in is in foreclosure.
I have been locked out of my apartment by my landlord.
I do not have heat, running water, hot water, electricity, gas, or plumbing.
I have questions about emergency rental assistance
Housing Problems Solved
A free resource for Chicago renters facing housing issues, Rentervention is a joint project of the Law Center for Better Housing, Illinois Legal Aid Online, the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois, and other advocates dedicated to helping Chicago tenants.
Eviction Filings (Annual Average)
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Each year more than 20,000 people are evicted from their homes in Chicago. Tens of thousands more experience problems with the conditions in their homes or with disputes over security deposits filings per 100 rental units)
Put in human terms, that’s about 1 in 25 renters and their families facing eviction each year.
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LCBH awarded continued funding from Wells Fargo Foundation
We are excited to announce the Law Center for Better Housing was awarded $400,000 over two years from the Wells Fargo Foundation (Wells Fargo) to support our integrated legal and supportive services aimed at defending against and preventing evictions for lower-income renters in Chicago. Wells...
Comings and Goings: Grace Rock & Allyse Walton
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Comings and Goings: Will Ruffing
We said goodbye to Staff Attorney Will Ruffing in January. Will was a tremendous team member and vital in our quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We sat down with him to hear more about his time at LCBH and his advice for new attorneys interested in legal aid. How long were you at LCBH,...