More Legal Aid Funds for Distressed Homeowners and Tenants
The funds from February’s $25 billion national settlement are being distributed as we speak. Back in August, $4.7 million were given towards assistance for distressed homeowners and tenants in Cook County. A few weeks back, $4.5 million were earmarked for foreclosure assistance in Winnebago County, and northern and central Illinois generallly. Shortly thereafter, $1.4 million was awarded to provide legal assistance to renters in the Chicago area.
The attorney general plans on distributing $20 million towards legal aid. As more funds become available, the organizations receiving them are hiring attorneys to assist distressed homeowners and tenants. If you are facing foreclosure, help may be just around the corner!