Housing

Housing covers landlord/tenant, renter's rights, evictions, forcible entry and detainer actions and mortgage foreclosures.  It also covers building code violations.  Rent, landlord/tenant, evictions and building code violations are heard in the Civil Division.  Mortgage foreclosures are heard in the Chancery Division.

Self Help Resources

Chicago Bar Association

Eviction - brochure
Mortgage Foreclosure - brochure
Mortgage Foreclosure - en Espanol - brochure

Illinois Legal Aid

Illinois Legal Aid video library - videos on a wide range of topics, including:
  • Housing - Federal housing programs, homeownership, housing discrimination, landlord/tenant law
Eight Options to Avoid Foreclosure - webpage
Housing - webpage
Leasing an Apartment - webpage

Illinois State Bar Association

Consumer Legal Guide - Your Guide to Landlord/Tenant - brochure

Southern Illinois University School of Law

The Self Help Legal Center includes information on the following area:
  • Property

Additional Resources

Finding an Attorney - webpage
Illinois Supreme Court - website
Self Help Resources in and around the Daley Center - webpage
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - website





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