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, [email protected].
Impact Grants Chicago
For 2020, Impact Grants Chicago awarded LCBH with one of four $30,000 Merit Grants, pooled from the personal resources of a network of passionate, philanthropic Chicago women. Impact Grants Chicago generously expanded their giving program in recent months to provide more general operating support to allow their grantees more flexibility in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The grant will be used to support LCBH’s adapted approach to service provision during the pandemic and allow us to emerge out of the crisis prepared to defend renters’ rights.
Wells Fargo Foundation
Wells Fargo awarded LCBH $400,000 over two years (2020-22) in support of our COVID-19 eviction prevention work. Thanks to Wells Fargo, our staff is meeting increased demand during the pandemic - our attorneys are helping more tenants negotiate with their landlords to retain their housing, and our social workers are helping more tenants access rental assistance and related services. Wells Fargo's generous support has also allowed LCBH to build out our Chicago Eviction Data Portal to track evictions by neighborhood in real time, and to update the portal with 2018-19 evictions data.
Lawyers’ Trust Fund
Lawyer’s Trust Fund selected LCBH as a Legal Services Support grantee for 2020, providing $174,800 to fund the Tenant Advocacy Program (TAP) and Rentervention. LCBH is grateful for the continued support of the single largest legal aid funder in Illinois, which will help us expand access to legal services, improve our technological infrastructure, and make vital new additions to our staff.
Illinois Equal Justice Foundation
LCBH received $30,000 from Illinois Equal Justice Foundation for the 2020 fiscal year to support the TAP. Their funding will be used to expand access to justice for working class families and improve housing stability, while expanding LCBH’s capacity to provide high-quality legal services.
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation provided $10,000 to LCBH to further expand our CERA program. Emergency rental assistance is a vital tool for preventing homelessness, and Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s funding will help us improve the program’s capacity to serve even more renters and keep Chicago’s communities intact.
Access to Justice
The Access to Justice (A2J) program, which administers state grant funding through the Resurrection Project and Westside Justice Center, is committed to providing $130,000 for fiscal year 2020 to LCBH to support communities that have been disproportionately affected by incarceration. LCBH’s holistic approach to serving our clients fits perfectly with A2J’s mission of expanding access to community-based legal services. Their funding will also be used to conduct outreach to communities with high eviction filing rates and educate them on their rights as renters.