COVID-19

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EVICTION RESOURCES

Below are resources to help you understand your legal rights when facing eviction during COVID-19.

 

LEGAL INFORMATION

ENGLISH:

Evictions During COVID-19

Illinois Eviction Moratorium Declaration: Tips for Tenants (New!)

COVID-19 Tenant Declaration Form

Utility Disconnection FAQ

Renters Handbook 2021

 

ESPAÑOL:

Desalojos Durante COVID-19

Forma de Declaracion COVID-19

La Declaración de la Moratoria Contra el Desalojo de Illinois – Recomendaciones para los Inquilinos

 

TOOL KITS FOR PERSONS REPRESENTING THEMSELVES

ENGLISH:

Eviction Tool Kit All Counties

Eviction Tool Kit (Rock Island County)

Eviction Tool Kit (Kane County)

 

ESPAÑOL:

Defensas para Desalojos para Todos los Condados

Defensas para Desalojos Condado de Rock Island

Defensas para Desalojos Condado de Kane

 

RECORDED Q&A’s

For short video Q&As about evictions, click here

 

OTHER RESOURCES

To find other providers of rental assistance, click here  (Please note Prairie State Legal Services is listed because we provide legal services. We do not provide rental assistance.)

 

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a range of legal information about other laws in place in response to COVID-19 here.

The Illinois Housing Development Authority’s  Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) is an emergency rental assistance program designed to support households in Illinois that are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find eligibility information and the application, here.

COVID H.E.L.P. Illinois is a free tool to help anyone in Illinois with legal problems related to the pandemic. You can find this tool here. Prairie State Legal Services does not serve Cook County. If you live in Cook County and need legal help, you may be able to find a provider here.

FORECLOSURE RESOURCES

Below are resources to help you understand your legal rights when facing foreclosure during COVID-19. Be aware that some of the programs, timeframes, and deadlines described in these resources have recently changed. We will update them as soon as possible. If you want to apply to CARES Act Mortgage Forbearance, you must apply through your mortgage company by June 30, 2021.