The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) have partnered to develop a statewide legal aid and mediation response to the impending eviction crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. PILI is thrilled and honored to have received one of these grants and to be part of this statewide response.
Under the grant, PILI is to establish a Rapid Response Eviction Task Force calling for pro bono attorneys to provide legal help through Illinois Free Legal Answers and PILI’s other pro bono opportunities; develop training materials and resources for volunteer attorneys to assist through PILI; and promote eviction assistance available through PILI to the public. Stay tuned for more information and details on how you can help. In the meantime for additional information, contact Senior Managing Attorney Brent Page by email or at 312-832-5128.