Lawyer’s Committee for Better Housing (Chicago)

Provides free legal and supportive services to improve housing stability for lower income renters while advocating for the rights of all renters in Chicago.
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Primary geographic focus: Illinois
Organization type(s): Provider


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Sealing Eviction Filings Could Protect Tenants’ Rights, Advocates Argue

Katie Buck
WMOT (Nashville)
May 17, 2018
Even when records are sealed, the filling can still follow a tenant, making it difficult for them to find a new place to live.

News Story

Failure to record Cook County eviction court hearings leaves tenants vulnerable

Olivia Stovicek, Mari Cohen
Injustice Watch
April 25, 2018
In a court division where a family can lose its home after a two-minute trial and only 12 percent of tenants have lawyers, the lack of court transcripts—with no court reporters or digital recording equipment since 2004—has serious repercussions.

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