Prairie State has expanded legal services available for homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure. The primary goal of the Project is to help homeowners and tenants save their homes through available legal strategies. These include foreclosure defenses in court, bankruptcy, income generation, loan modification, and various alternatives to foreclosure. Legal help is free. If needed, please call the Project at 888-966-7757.

This Project has more inclusive eligibility guidelines, permitting a wider range of persons to qualify. These services are possible due to a special grant from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, with funds secured from a national settlement with the nation’s largest bank mortgage servicers.

In addition, Project attorneys will conduct community education and outreach with the goal of informing homeowners of their legal rights and connecting clients with foreclosure prevention services.