Q: How does Eviction Help Illinois work?
1. Call the Eviction Help Illinois hotline at (855)-631-0811.
2. Visit the website: evictionhelpillinois.org
3. Text “Eviction Help” for screening and intake!
• English: 1-844-938-4280 (1-844-9EVICT-0)
• Spanish: 1-844-938-4289 (1-844-9EVICT-9)
Answer a few simple questions needed to review your housing issue and get started. A legal aid professional will evaluate your eligibility. They will get in touch with you about potential next steps.
Q: What services are available through the Eviction Help Illinois?
• Housing and eviction information,
• Document review and preparation,
• Legal consultation and advice,
• Referrals to available mediation or rental assistance programs, and
• Direct referrals to a network of legal aid and pro bono attorneys. They can represent you in court.
Q: Am I eligible for help?
• Eviction Help Illinois online portal,
• Telephone hotline, or
• Text hotline.
If you are not eligible for the program, we will help you with your next steps. This includes referrals to other resources.
The program is available to all low-income residents of Illinois. You do not need to have a case in court to receive services.
For people who are not U.S citizens or are ESL, please contact our telephone hotline: (855)-631-0811. We’ll decide if you’re eligibility and what your legal needs are. Spanish translation is available.
Q: How long will the process take?
• Call the Eviction Help Illinois hotline at (855)-631-0811
• Visit the website: evictionhelpillinois.org
• Text “Eviction Help” for screening and intake (coming soon):
◦ English: 1-844-938-4280 (1-844-9EVICT-0)
◦ Spanish: 1-844-938-4289 (1-844-9EVICT-9)
Q: How much does this cost?
Q: How can I learn more about the Illinois Housing and Eviction laws?
General Eviction Help Illinois FAQSQ: Can a landlord legally change the locks on a rental property without taking the tenant to court?
Q: Does a landlord have to give a tenant any type of notice before filing an eviction case?
Q: How will I know when I have to go to court?
Q: What is mediation?
Q: What if, after mediation, the landlord and the tenant can't come to an agreement?
Q: What rental assistance is available?