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 will be an Eviction Help Desk available on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. in a Conference Room in the public hallway of the 4th Floor near C-404.

MORATORIUM UPDATE: 

  1. The moratorium on residential evictions has ended as of October 4, 2021.

 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)

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)
       

II. Resources / Funding



  A. For Landlords

 

    1. Illinois Housing Development Authority (IL Rental Payment Program): http://www.ihda.org , illinoishousinghelp.org 866-ILHELP1 (454-3571)
    2. Illinois Rental Assistance https://www.illinoisrentalassistance.org/  
    3. COVID Resources: Covid Resources - Prairie State Legal Services (pslegal.org)
    4. Do You Want Your Rent Flyer 
    5. Eviction Help IL , Eviction Help IL Spanish 
    6. Illinois COVID H.E.L.P. http://covidhelpillinois.org
    7. Free Legal Answers: https://il.freelegalanswers.org/
    8. Access to Justice (resources for self-represented litigants)https://atjil.org/
    9. Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance: Direct your tenant to dial 211 to see if they are eligible for rental assistance (http://www.lakecountyil.gov/4578/Federal-Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Prog
    10. Illinois Courts Website -   https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/eviction-early-resolution-program-resources-for-courts
    11. Additional Financial and Information Resources    
    12. Rental Assistance Program Toolkit                          

B. For Tenants


    1. Illinois Housing Development Authority (IL Rental Payment Program): https://www.ihda.org/ , illinoishousinghelp.org 866-ILHELP (454-3571)
    2. Illinois Rental Assistance https://www.illinoisrentalassistance.org/
    3. Utility Assistance Flyer
    4. Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (FERA) | Lake County, IL (lakecountyil.gov)
    5. COVID Resources: Covid Resources - Prairie State Legal Services (pslegal.org)
    6. Eviction Help IL Eviction Help IL Spanish 
    7. Illinois COVID H.E.L.P. http://covidhelpillinois.org
    8. Prairie State Legal Help: How To Get Help - Prairie State Legal Services (pslegal.org)
    9. Free Legal Answers: https://il.freelegalanswers.org/
    10. Access to Justice (resources for self-represented litigants)https://atjil.org/
    11. Lake County Federal Emergency Rental Assistance: Dial 211 to see if you are eligible for rental assistance (http://www.lakecountyil.gov/4578/Federal-Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Prog
    12. Help For Illinois Families: Click here to learn about relief for households across the state
    13. Illinois Department of Human Services: COVID-19 Resources for Immigrants and Refugees 
    14. Illinois Courts Website -   https://www.illinoiscourts.gov/eviction-early-resolution-program-resources-for-courts
    15. Additional Financial and Information Resources
    16. Rental Assistance Program Toolkit

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.