Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt
The CBF is a lead partner in the groundbreaking Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) program, an innovative public/private partnership between Cook County, the Circuit Court of Cook County, the City of Chicago, and many other government, legal, and community partners. Since the program’s launch in November 2020, CCLAHD has directly assisted more than 60,000 people facing eviction, foreclosure, or consumer debt cases and has helped many thousands more connect to other resources like rental assistance.
The CBF worked closely with the court, the County, and a number of legal aid, case management, and community outreach partner organizations as well as other stakeholders to develop the CCLAHD program and continues to manage the program in partnership with these entities. CCLAHD has been recognized as a national model by the White House and other national organizations, and was recently featured as the Innovation Spotlight by Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and her cabinet Offices Under the President.