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Discrimination in Housing

City of Rockford Fair Housing Board
(815) 967-6934

Illinois Human Rights Commission
http://www.state.il.us/ihrc

James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St., Suite 5-100
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-6269
(312) 814-4760 (TTD)
(312) 814-6517 (FAX)

Wm. G. Stratton Office Building
Room 404
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 785-4350
(217) 557-1500 (TDD)
(217) 524-4877 (FAX)

HUD
http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo

Eviction

Landlord rights:

Self Help Center at the Courthouse
400 W. State St., Rm 304 in Law Library
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 319-4526
Navigator available: 9am-4pm M, Tu, W; 9am-3pm Th; 8am-3pm F
%7eSelf Help Manual # 21 "Your rights as a Landlord"

Tenant rights: 

(If low income)
PSLS (Prairie State Legal Services)
303 North Main St., #600
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 965-2902
(800) 892-2985

Self Help Center at Courthouse
400 W. State St., Rm 304 in Law Library
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 319-4526
Navigator available: 9am-4pm M, Tu, W; 9am-3pm Th; 8am-3pm F
~Self Help Manual # 21 "Your rights as a Tenant"

Web Sites:
http://public.findlaw.com
http://www.illinoislegalaid.org
%7eVideos: - Housing:
   - “What Happens If I Receive an Eviction Notice?”
   - “Landlord/Tenant Issues & Debt Collection”
   - "Tenant Rights Workshop"
~Forms:         
  - “Motion to Extend Time and Notice of Motion in an Eviction Case”
  - “Letter to Landlord Demanding the Return of Security Deposit for Buildings with Four or Fewer Units”
  - “Security Deposit Complaint and Summons for Buildings with Five or More Units”
  - “Letter to the Police Department When a Tenant Has Been Locked Out by a Landlord”
  - “Security Deposit Complaint and Summons for Buildings with Four or Fewer Units”
  - “Letter to Landlord Demanding the Return of Security Deposit for Buildings with Five or More Units”

Foreclosure

Self Help Center at the Courthouse
400 W. State Street, Rm 304 in Law Library
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 319-4526
Navigator available: 9am-4pm M, Tu, W; 9am-3pm Th; 8am-3pm F
~Self Help Manual # 19 – “What Happens If You Are Sued for Foreclosure”

WCBA  (Winnebago County Bar Association)
(815) 964-5152

Web Sites:
http://public.findlaw.com
http://www.illinoislegalaid.org
%7e Videos - Consumer Law:
     - “What Can You Do to Avoid Foreclosure?”
     - “Mortgage Foreclosure Scams”
     - "What Happens After a Foreclosure Lawsuit is Filed?"
     - "What Happens After Foreclosure Sale?"
     - "Mortgage Foreclosure Overview"
   - Housing:
     - “What Can You Do to Avoid Foreclosure?”
     - “Mortgage Foreclosure Scams”
     - "What Happens After a Foreclosure Lawsuit is Filed?"
     - "What Happens After Foreclosure Sale?"
     - "Mortgage Foreclosure Overview"
~ Forms:
   - “Motion to Stay Judicial Sale of Home”

Housing, Emergency

DHS (Department of Human Services) 
612 N. Church
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 987-5782

PSLS (Prairie State Legal Services)
303 North Main St., #600
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 965-2902
(800) 892-2985

Web Sites:
http://public.findlaw.com
http://www.illinoislegalaid.org
%7eVideos:  -"Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Housing Law Services"

Security Deposits

Web Sites:
http://www.illinoislegalaid.org
~Articles and Q&A available on this subject
~Forms - Complaint & Summons

 

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