Lacy Burpee

  • Hosted by Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
  • Service location Chicago
  • Law school DePaul University College of Law
  • Issue area Foreclosure Defense
  • Fellowship class year 2012
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Illinois Foreclosure Fellow

The Project

I am in charge of the Tenants in Foreclosure Help Desk, located outside of the eviction courtrooms in the Cook County, Illinois courthouse. At the Help Desk, I will assist pro se tenants who are being evicted from their homes because the property they are living in has been foreclosed upon. Tenants who come to the desk receive foreclosure counseling to educate them about status of their building and the foreclosure case, as well as their rights under state and federal law. The desk will be expanded to provide assistance with document preparation for tenants to use when defending their case pro se.

The Inspiration

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