Foreclosure Prevention

Keys in Door

You may have a number of options for avoiding foreclosure. The important thing is to pursue all options and do not ignore the situation. There are many organizations and resources that can help answer your questions about foreclosure.

The West Cook Homeownership Center no longer provides foreclosure prevention assistance to residents. Two of our partner agencies, Illinois Legal Aid Online (simply type “foreclosure”in the search bar) and Governor’s Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network, have ample resources that link homeowners to foreclosure information and agencies that offer services designed to keep people in their homes.

More about Illinois Legal Aid Online:

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides those who can’t afford an attorney with free, easy to use legal information, videos, interactive forms, instructions for self-representation, multimedia training, and referrals to free legal services. Visit for Spanish-language online services and resources for common legal problems – from Federal Immigration Law to Foreclosure in Illinois.

More about Governor’s Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network:

Governor Pat Quinn created the Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network as a service to Illinois residents to bring together the services and resources of various state agencies and qualified participating non-profit agencies to guide you through the process of weighing your options that could help you stay in your home. These services are free.