Landlord, Tenant, and Housing: Legal Resources

Law Center for Better Housing

Law Center for Better Housing has contracted with the City of Evanston, and will provide free legal and supportive services to improve housing stability for lower income renters while advocating for the rights of all renters until everyone in Chicago and Evanston has a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.
100 N. LaSalle St. Ste. #2500
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone Number: (312) 347-7600
Fax: (312) 347-7604

Metropolitan Tenants Organization

We are tenants’ rights advocates educating, organizing, and empowering tenants to exercise their human right to affordable and safe housing.
Phone: Renters’ Rights Hotline 773-292-4988 (open M-F, 1:00-5:00pm).

Open Communities

Open Communities fights discrimination through Fair Housing education and advocacy; counsels local homeowners in Foreclosure Prevention; and works to create better living environments through its Landlord and Tenant Advice Program. Homesharing is a free service which matches persons seeking affordable housing with home providers who wish to remain in their homes.
Phone: 847-501-5760

Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS)

Legal Aid Hotline for low-income residents of Cook County. Experienced attorneys answer questions on a wide range of civil law issues free of charge. Operates daily Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and Wednesdays until 7:30 pm. Clients who do not qualify for free services may be charged a $25 fee. Referrals are given if in-court representation is required.
Phone: 312-738-9200

Eviction Help Illinois

Legal Solutions for Your Housing Issues. Free Legal Help for Illinois Residents Who:
• Are renters facing potential eviction
• Landlords not represented by a lawyer
To find out if you are eligible for FREE legal help:
Phone: (855) 631-0811, OR
Text text “Eviction Help” to:
1-844-938-4280 (1-844-9EVICT-0) for English
1-844-938-4289 (1-844-9EVICT-9) for Spanish, OR

Relief for Renters

Looking for rent assistance, or other housing assistance ? Rent assistance may be available! Contact the Suburban Cook County Entry Point at (877) 426-6515 or call Connections for the Homeless Prevention voicemail at 847-475-7070 ext. 134 to learn about the City of Evanston, Cook or State of Illinois rent assistance programs available.

City of Evanston Landlord/Tenant Resources page:

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