No Time for Justice: A Study of Chicago’s Eviction Court
Residential landlords and tenants participate in contractual relationships in which the landlord provides habitable housing and tenants pay their rent on time. Although the success of these relationships is essential to the health of the community, tens of thousands end up in court each year....
Time to Move: The Denial of Tenants’ Rights in Chicago’s Eviction Court
The housing market in Chicago grows continually hostile to tenants, particularly those with low and moderate incomes. As the affordable housing market shrinks, the stakes to maintain housing rise, as does the value of possessing an affordable unit.
Prejudged: The Stigma of Eviction Court Records
Tens of thousands of families and individuals face eviction in Illinois each year. The vast majority live in Cook County, which has more rental units than the other 101 Illinois counties combined.
LCBH Eviction Data Portal Reports
Three reports were released in tandem with the launch of the Chicago Evictions data portal: 1) Chicago’s Eviction Crisis, 2) Most Families Forced Out for Less than $2,500 Back Rent, and 3) Legal Aid Attorneys Make the Difference.
LCBH Eviction Sealing Project
Supported by community partners and 165 pro bono volunteers, LCBH hosted 15 community-based clinics over the course of nine months to help tenants seal old eviction filing records