Eviction Help Illinois Grants

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and the IL Department of Human Services (IDHS) have partnered to develop a statewide legal aid and mediation response to the impending eviction crisis. Round 1 grants were approved in March and run through June 30, 2021.  Preparations for Round 2 Eviction Help Illinois grants has begun.  Included in Governor Prtizker’s and IDHS’ FY 22 budget plans at $3M, the Round 2 appropriation will need to go through the state legislative budget process. Grant awards are dependent on inclusion in and approval of the FY 22 state budget.

Applications for Round 2 grants are due by close of business on May 7, 2021. Funding will not support Early Resolution Programs funded by other government sources, such as Cook County Legal Aid for Housing & Debt. All applicants must be GATA-certified, 501 c 3 organizations in good standing.

Guidelines can be found HERE.

Question & Answer session will be held on April 23 at 2 pm via Zoom. An FAQ will be prepared from the content of the meeting and posted on this website under FAQsPlease contact Tyrina Newkirk at tnewkirk@iejf.org for details on the Q & A session.



To view guidelines for the Eviction Response Grant, please click here.


Applications must be submitted electronically on the IEJF portal by May 7, 2021.  Apply HERE.


Grant reports must be submitted via the online portal as well.  Monthly invoicing and data reports are due on or about the 10th of each month for the month prior. A final report for Round 1 is due July 23, 2021. A final report for Round 2 is due July 15, 2022.


The FAQs will be available soon.