The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and the IL Department of Human Services (IDHS) partnered to develop a statewide legal aid and mediation response to the eviction crisis compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Three rounds of funding have been awarded since March 2021. Recipients can be found under Grant Recipients.
FY 21 grants ran from March 2021 through June 30, 2021. See FY 21 Eviction Help Illinois for guidelines and other details.
FY 22 grants run from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 3021. Details can be found at FY 22 Eviction Help Illinois.
FY 23 grants run from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Details can be found at FY 23 Eviction Help Illinois.
FY 22 grants were supplemented by federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funding. These grants run from October 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. Details can be found at ERA2 Funding.
Funding does not support Early Resolution Program services funded by other government sources, such as Cook County Legal Aid for Housing & Debt. All applicants are GATA-certified, 501 c 3 organizations in good standing.
Future funding is not guaranteed and is subject to the state budget and appropriation process.
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