Law Center for Better Housing

The Law Center for Better Housing (LCBH) believes that every individual and family is entitled to decent housing as a basic need and human right. LCBH promotes the rights of tenants to safe, accessible, and affordable housing on a non-discriminatory basis through education, outreach, supportive services, advocacy, and legal representation. LCBH has been providing legal services to low-income renters in Chicago for over 37 years.

A PILI Internship or Fellowship with LCBH offers recent graduates or law students the opportunity to provide valuable services for families in crisis while learning and honing legal skills. LCBH provides in-depth training and legal supervision to create a meaningful experience for each Intern or Fellow. Students with valid 711 licenses will have opportunities to litigate on behalf of LCBH clients in housing court. Other opportunities include researching legal and policy matters, drafting pleadings and legal memoranda, negotiating settlements, and working with clients on pre-litigation matters. In 2016, LCBH volunteer attorneys, legal interns, and other volunteers donated 7,275 hours for LCBH tenant client families.

This agency is approved to host a Law Student Intern during the spring semester and during the summer. They are also approved to host Graduate Fellows.