Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt Early Resolution Program

/Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt Early Resolution Program
Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt Early Resolution Program2020-12-08T14:34:14-06:00

Are you dealing with an eviction or unresolved debt issue? Are you behind on your mortgage or property tax payments? Do you live in Cook County? You are not in this alone. You may be eligible for FREE legal help.

Evictions, foreclosures, and unresolved debt issues can have a long-lasting, negative impact on your future. Call the Early Resolution Program (ERP) to speak with a lawyer and get connected to other resources. This program is available to all residents of Cook County free of charge. You do not need to have a case in court to get help.

The Early Resolution Program (ERP) includes free legal aid, mediation services, and connections to other resources including rental assistance. Mediation is a chance for a landlord and tenant, or debtor and creditor, to resolve issues with the help of a knowledgeable and neutral person.

Call 855-956-5763 or apply online to get help today.

The Early Resolution Program is being provided through Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD), a county-wide initiative to help resolve eviction, foreclosure, debt, and tax deed issues.

Funders include the State of Illinois, Cook County Government, the Department of Housing (DOH) – City of Chicago, the Chicago Bar Foundation, and the Chicago Bar Association.

Partners include:

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