Elder Law & Wellness, in partnership with JP Morgan Chase and Winston & Strawn will be conducting a ONE-day, FREE Legal Clinic for Low-Income Senior Landlords on Wednesday, April 27th! Reserve your seat today!
Please help us spread the word about this wonderful opportunity to have a one-on-one free consultation with an attorney! The session will be held on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the offices of Winston & Strawn, 35 W. Wacker Drive. Appointments are required.
The Elder Law and Wellness Initiative (ELWI) is committed to increasing senior citizens' access to and understanding of our legal and social support system. ELWI's objective is to work with seniors and their caregivers to nurture and promote the social health and wellness of seniors, while ensured that their legal rights are ably represented and protected. ELWI operates a free legal clinic for seniors that provides legal and social service information to people who are over sixty and their caregivers.
Low-income senior landlords are an under-served group within Cook County. The increasing demand on the legal aid community has meant that many programs restrict their services to tenants only. Their clinic sees an increasing number of seniors who live in owner-occupied properties and rely in the rental income from the other units to supplement their fixed-income in retirement. When tenants do not pay, this often stretches the senior's finances beyond breaking point. Many even face foreclosure actions. This one-day clinic will allow low-income landlords to get guidance and direction in completing eviction notices, eviction complaint and summons forms. They also will receive advice about how to meet their legal obligations in ending tenancies and create a more healthy relationship with new tenants.