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Eviction Early Resolution Program Resources for Courts | State of Illinois Office of the Illinois Courts

 Latest update: 10/19/21

New Court-Based rental Assistance Program

  • Effective September 13, 2021, all residential eviction summons must include a notice about court-based rental assistance.
    • For the full Supreme Court order, click here.
    • A sample English notice is available here in black and white and color. Copies of the sample notice are also available in Spanish, Polish, Mandarin, Arabic, Korean and Tagalog. Check with your local court because they may have additional or different required information (for example, Cook and Winnebago counties).
  • Courts may give parties more time to access rental assistance, legal aid, and mediation and continue any eviction matter for good cause shown.

How to refer people who are not in court to rental assistance

  • Rental assistance programs are now accepting applications. Tenants and landlords may apply for grants of up to $25,000 for missed rent payments and utilities and three months of future payments. IMPORTANT: None of the below rental assistance programs require the filing of an eviction case.

How to refer tenants to legal aid, mediation, and other resources

Approved Statewide Agreed Orders in Eviction Cases to help facilitate resolution


Eviction Video Resources

Rental assistance is available

National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Resources


Samples of Eviction Early Resolution Programs in Illinois


Samples of Eviction Early Resolution Programs outside of Illinois



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