Cook County has launched a new initiative, Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD). CCLAHD helps residents resolve eviction, foreclosure, debt, and tax deed issues. The first program under the initiative, the Early Resolution Program (ERP), launched on November 23, 2020. The ERP provides free legal assistance, counseling, pre-court mediation and case management for residents and landlords dealing with evictions or delinquent property taxes, and creditors and debtors with issues related to consumer debt. Visit www.cookcountylegalaid.org or call (855) 956-5763 to find out more information and get help.
The services are provided on a pro-bono basis for residents of Cook County without legal representation and are being offered to:
- tenants facing eviction,
- landlords dealing with an eviction,
- debtors being sued for unpaid debts,
- creditors wishing to sue on the basis of unpaid debts, and
- residents who have defaulted on property tax payments or mortgage foreclosure payments.