Know Your Rights - Evictions and Lockouts


If you’re a Chicago Tenant that needs help with a housing issue like lockouts or evictions, please contact Rentervention, a program of Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing. Rentervention is free and confidential. To get started, tenants can call 312-347-7600, visit or text “hi” to 866-7RENTER (866-773-6837) to start a conversation with Renny, Rentervention’s bot.

Center for Conflict Resolution

Court-based mediation takes place in virtual eviction courtrooms in the following locations: Daley Center, Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview, Markham. A court case is not required to access mediation. Clients can also self-refer outside of the court process. Contact CCR’s case management team at 312-922-6464 x22 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’d like to open a mediation case.

Renters’ Rights

To learn more about your rights, you can call the Chicago’s Department of Housing - Rents Right Information Line at 312-742-RENT (312-742-7368). Visit this QR code for more information