CBF and Cook County Award Grants to Fund Community Outreach Efforts for CCLAHD ProgramJanuary 28, 2022
Earlier this month, the CBF and Cook County announced the recipients of outreach grants to 24 community-based organizations across Cook County totaling $180,000. The grants will fund community outreach efforts for the Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) program. CCLAHD is a countywide initiative aimed at helping residents resolve eviction, foreclosure, debt, and tax deed issues through free legal aid, mediation services, case management, and connections to other key resources like rental assistance.
These community outreach grants range from $4,000 to $12,000, and will be used to fund on-the-ground outreach and community education to communities most impacted by evictions, foreclosures, and debt. These organizations play a crucial role in the overall success of the CCLAHD program as trusted hubs in their communities, and they will be able to reach County residents who may not otherwise have knowledge of or access to programs like CCLAHD. These organizations will also serve as a “theory to practice” bridge, providing invaluable knowledge and feedback regarding the efficacy of CCLAHD to help continue to improve the program’s efficiency and effectiveness.
With substantial financial and in-kind contributions from Cook County, the Circuit Court, the CBF, and other program partners, CCLAHD has already helped more than 15,000 Cook County residents in need since its full launch last year. To learn more about CCLAHD programs, please visit www.cookcountylegalaid.org or call 855-956-5763.