Eviction

It is recommended that you consult with an attorney for any legal matters. You can find a local attorney through the Lake County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (847-244-3143). If you cannot afford an attorney, contact Prairie State Legal Services (847-662-6925) to see if you are eligible for free legal aid. See below for guides and resources related to eviction cases.  

There is a Funding Help Desk available on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. in a Conference Room across the hall from C-404. 

 I.  Instructions / Information

 A. For Landlords

    1. Evicting a Tenant: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/evicting-tenant-0  
    2. Evicting a Tenant during the Pandemic:https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/housing-coronavirus-and-law
    3. Eviction Timeline: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/eviction-case-timeline   
    4. Written Eviction Notices: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/written-eviction-notices 
    5. Community Partners for Affordable Housing:   https://cpahousing.org/covid-19-mortgage-forbearance-information-for-homeowners/
    6. Common Defenses: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/common-eviction-defenses    
    7. Help preparing a motion: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/motion     
    8. Illinois Court Help: Illinois Court Help (ilcourthelp.gov) 
    9. Illinois Court-Based Rental Assistance Program Toolkit

B. For Tenants   

    1. Understanding Eviction: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/understanding-eviction-tenant 
    2. Understanding Eviction during the Pandemic: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/housing-coronavirus-and-law
    3. Eviction Timeline: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/eviction-case-timeline
    4. Renter's Handbook: Renters Handbook 2021 1.8.21.pdf (pslegal.org)
    5. Community Partners for Affordable Housing: https://cpahousing.org/covid-19-information-for-renters/
    6. Common Defenses: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/common-eviction-defenses
    7. Help preparing a motion: https://www.illinoislegalaid.org/legal-information/motion  
    8. Illinois Court Help: Illinois Court Help (ilcourthelp.gov)
    9. Illinois Court-Based Rental Assistance Program Toolkit
        

II. Resources / Funding

   A. For Landlords

  1. Illinois Rental Assistance https://www.illinoisrentalassistance.org/  
  2. Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance: www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=134895
  3. Court-Based Rental Assistance Program (CBRA): www.illinoishousinghelp.org/cbrap or call 866-454-3571.
  4. Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF): https://www.illinoishousinghelp.org/ilhaf
  5. Lake County Rental Assistance (LCRA): www.lakecountyil.gov/renthelp
  6. Rental Assistance Program Toolkit  
  7. Lake County Eviction Prevention Program (LCEPP): https://form.jotform.com/ysalgado/LCEPP
  8. Eviction Help IL Eviction Help IL Spanish 
  9. COVID Resources: Covid Resources - Prairie State Legal Services (pslegal.org)
  10. Do You Want Your Rent Flyer 
  11. Illinois COVID H.E.L.P. http://covidhelpillinois.org
  12. Free Legal Answers: https://il.freelegalanswers.org/
  13. Access to Justice (resources for self-represented litigants): https://atjil.org/
  14. Illinois Courts Website -   https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/eviction-early-resolution-program-resources-for-courts
  15. Additional Financial and Information Resources       

B. For Tenants

  1. Illinois Rental Assistance https://www.illinoisrentalassistance.org/
  2. Utility Assistance Flyer
  3. Lake County Rental Assistance (LCRA): www.lakecountyil.gov/renthelp
  4. Rental Assistance Program Toolkit
  5. Lake County Eviction Prevention Program (LCEPP): https://form.jotform.com/ysalgado/LCEPP
  6. Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance: www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=134895
  7. Court-Based Rental Assistance Program (CBRA): www.illinoishousinghelp.org/cbrap or call 866-454-3571. 
  8. Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF): https://www.illinoishousinghelp.org/ilhaf
  9. Eviction Help IL Eviction Help IL Spanish 
  10. COVID Resources: Covid Resources - Prairie State Legal Services (pslegal.org)
  11. Illinois COVID H.E.L.P. http://covidhelpillinois.org
  12. Prairie State Legal Help: How To Get Help - Prairie State Legal Services (pslegal.org)
  13. Free Legal Answers: https://il.freelegalanswers.org/
  14. Access to Justice (resources for self-represented litigants): https://atjil.org/
  15. Help For Illinois Families: Click here to learn about relief for households across the state
  16. Illinois Department of Human ServicesCOVID-19 Resources for Immigrants and Refugees 
  17. Illinois Courts Website -   https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/eviction-early-resolution-program-resources-for-courts
  18. Additional Financial and Information Resources

III. Forms 

 All forms can be found on the Circuit Clerk's Website under the Eviction section* 
 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for the Executive Order can be found here
 The Illinois Supreme Court has an Eviction Forms Suite with statewide forms and instructional documents.