About Us

Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) is the only non-profit law firm in the Chicago area that focuses solely on low and moderate income renters in the private housing market. LCBH empowers truly disadvantaged renters, prevents wrongful eviction, and fights sub-standard living conditions to ensure all our Chicago neighbors can have a safe and decent place to live.

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing will provide free legal and supportive services to improve housing stability for lower income renters while advocating for the rights of all renters until everyone in Chicago has a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home.

LCBH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time to lead and guide the organization. A professional staff is responsible for the day-to-day operations, managing programmatic initiatives, and providing legal and supportive services. A Young Professionals Board (YPB) was established to promote the mission of LCBH among member constituencies and the public.
LCBH’s work would not be possible without our corporate, government, and foundation partners. To learn how your organization can work with LCBH to provide free, comprehensive legal representation and supportive services for vulnerable renters, please contact Allen Hailey, Director of Development, ahailey@lcbh.org.

LCBH’s programs and services provide legal representation along with the tools and knowledge necessary to empower renters to stay and thrive in their communities.

Each year, Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) produces a comprehensive Annual Report on our activities throughout the preceding year. We invite you to review our Annual Report to keep informed on issues affecting all renters. LCBH has published several important reports to bring attention to the critical housing issues, including comprehensive annual reports on the foreclosure crisis. LCBH also distributes regular foreclosure reports as part of an early warning system for tenant advocates to reach out to tenants in foreclosure.

LCBH actively recruits professionals and students who are dedicated to public service and we appreciate you taking the time to consider us. We thank you for your interest in LCBH and wish you every success in your endeavors.