Illinois Budget Includes Major Boost in Legal Aid Funding
The IEJF is thrilled to share that Illinois’ FY 23 budget includes a major increase in the Civil Legal Aid appropriation to $4 Million, from the previous level of $1.4 Million. The budget also includes $3 Million for Eviction Help Illinois, and continued funding for New Leaf Illinois and the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN).
We want to thank Attorney General Kwame Raoul, IDHS Secretary Grace Hou, Senator Elgie Sims, Senator Ann Gillespie, Senator Laura Murphy, Representative Lisa Hernandez, Representative Robyn Gabel and Representative Fred Crespo for their leadership and support.
This funding boost would help tens of thousands Illinoisans access legal help to keep their families safe, pay their bills and stay in their homes.