Many housing providers have policies that automatically deny rental applicants with an eviction record, a practice that creates unfair and long-term barriers to securing safe housing — especially for people of color, who are targeted with eviction actions more aggressively and frequently by housing providers than white tenants, despite similar circumstances.

Legal Aid Chicago and Hope Fair Housing Center have worked together to create a free toolkit for Illinois residents renting with an eviction filing on their record. The toolkit provides community members with information on how housing providers should evaluate their eviction record, how to seal and remove evictions from the public record, and how to advocate for reconsideration if they have been denied from a property due to an eviction record.

View the Eviction Flowchart here.