Hotline Number 312-738-9200
June 1, 2021
CARPLS Honors Memorial Day
The IL-AFLAN Hotline is here to help veterans, service members, and their families with housing, employment, consumer issues, and more.

"Fred," a veteran, called the IL-AFLAN hotline because he was in the middle of a multi-year dispute over pension benefits. The CARPLS attorney provided clear and concise legal advice and helped the client in preparing his presentation to the appeal board. They ultimately waived the pension debt.

Fred said, "The success of our case could not have been accomplished without the IL-AFLAN attorney and team. The attorney had an immediate grasp of the complex issues and provided clear and concise legal advice. I cannot reiterate how important IL-AFLAN services are to veterans. The overwhelming positive news was much needed during these COVID-19 times. Thank you, IL AFLAN!”

Call 855-452-3526 to connect with an experienced attorney.
Illinois Rental Payment Program
The Illinois Housing Development Authority is accepting applications through June 14 for the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP)! Eligible tenants may receive up to $25,000 in assistance. Visit the online application for eligibility requirements and required documents.

For help with the online application, contact the ILRPP call center at 1-866-454-3571 to be connected with a housing support service organization.
A Reflection From CARPLS'
Racial Justice Committee Members
Martin Luther King said in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech on December 11, 1964:

“The richer we have become materially, the poorer we become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.”

Martin Luther King is often quoted, but the death of George Floyd at the hands of police is a recent milestone in thinking about where the country stands in confronting its racist history.

Last year, CARPLS staff came together and formed the CARPLS Racial Justice Committee (RJC) to identify ways to better educate ourselves, think about the way we provide services and to improve the legal system we work in.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Applications are now open for the Chicago Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) through June 8. Assistance will cover up to 12 months of missed rent and utility payments, and up to three months of future rent and utility payments.

For help with the application, call the ERAP Call Center at (312) 698-0202, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Save The Date: CARPLS Golden Gavel Celebration On October 14
The Golden Gavel Celebration is scheduled for October 14 as a hybrid in-person and livestream event after work hours.

We are pleased to share that we will be honoring Cook County Commissioner Bill Lowry of Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry with the Golden Gavel Award, and Sean Gallagher of Bartlit Beck LLP with the Ralph A. Gabric Award.

The event will be hosted at One Prudential Plaza. More details will be available soon.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact tpietrkowski@carpls.org.
More Housing News...
On May 17, Governor Pritzker signed into law the COVID-19 Emergency Housing Act, which temporarily stops foreclosure sales for homeowners and small landlords through July 31, 2021, and requires that all eviction records between March 2020 and March 2022 be sealed upon filing.

For more information on what types of cases qualify for sealing, please call CARPLS at 312-738-9200.
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