Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD)

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The CBF is a lead partner in the Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) program. Through a network of community partners, CCLAHD provides free legal assistance, counseling, pre-court mediation and case management for residents and landlords dealing with eviction issues, individuals with consumer debt issues, and homeowners facing foreclosure. Services are available in a number of languages including Spanish and Polish. CCLAHD can also help connect landlords to rental assistance resources through community partners. CCLAHD partners include:

• CARPLS
• Center for Conflict Resolution
• Center for Disability & Elder Law
• Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
• Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
• Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
• Legal Aid Chicago
• Legal Aid Society

In addition to the above partners, this project is supported by two dozen community outreach grantees. You can learn more about them here.

More information about the initiative and how people can connect to legal help is available at https://www.cookcountylegalaid.org/.

In 2022, the CBF will administer approximately $5 million to support this program.