Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Hannah Stevens

COVID Housing & Economic Loss Prevention

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the economic and housing security of residents living in Illinois.

Legal aid community is available to give COVID help.

A record number of Illinois residents face a threat to their economic and housing security due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For a time, stop-gap measures, such as a moratorium on evictions, debt collection, and one-time economic stimulus payments, have helped to avert the worst effects of the crisis. However, these temporary measures are slowly disappearing.

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COVID HELP is available here.

Illinoisans are about to be hit with a tsunami of legal problems. Families in Illinois with low income and newly impoverished families will face life-altering problems related to housing, employment, income, debt, and the loss of a loved one.

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Fortunately, the legal aid community has prepared for this situation, and they are ready to assist.

COVID HELP can help Illinoisans with these legal issues thanks to the support of the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois, and the strong collaboration of the Illinois legal assistance community.

COVID HELP serves as a free tool for residents who are struggling with housing, employment, and other economic issues due to COVID-19. The help is available online, 24/7 and the lawyers from non-profit legal aid agencies across Illinois manage it. 

COVID HELP offers virtual assistance for real problems.

COVID HELP (Housing and Economic Loss Prevention) is a joint project between CARPLS Legal Aid, a nonprofit legal aid organization in Illinois, and other Illinois legal assistance agencies that recognizes the legal issues the pandemic has created for Illinois families.

Moreover, COVID HELP offers reliable, secure, online access to information about the most common legal issues caused by the pandemic. You will be able to communicate confidentially with a number of virtual legal assistants that were developed and programmed by legal aid professionals to help you find the best legal solutions. Then, they will direct you to accurate and on point legal information and online resources, and connect you to legal aid organizations in your geographic area to offer help on your particular type of legal problem.

COVID HELP offers virtual legal assistants in these subject areas to assist you:

  • Consumer (including bankruptcy)
  • Employment
  • Unemployment
  • Housing (including eviction and foreclosure)
  • Probate (estate planning, estates and guardianships)

These are the partners:

  • CARPLS Legal Aid
  • Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Center for Disability & Elder Law
  • Chicago Bar Foundation
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Greater Chicago Legal Clinic
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
  • Lawyers Committee for Better Housing
  • Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
  • Legal Aid Chicago
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Prairie State Legal Services
  • Reintervention
  • Upsolve
  • West Side Justice Center

COVID HELP can help you when time is short and legal issues are pressing in.

You should probably also read our article about NHS Emergency Housing Assistance Grants.

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COVID HELP Illinois has been awarded the 2021 Louis M. Brown Select Award. The Louis M. Brown Award recognizes those who make it possible to improve access to legal services for people with moderate incomes in ways that are replicable and remarkable.