How we can help
Homeowners in foreclosure who have received a summons from the Circuit Court of Cook County can call the toll-free help line at 877.895.2444 (or 312.836.5222 TDD).
Learn about current resources that may be able to provide help.
View the fact sheet (PDF) for details about the program.
View the list of partners combining their expertise to assist with the mediation program.
Message from Chief Circuit Court Judge Timothy C. Evans
On behalf of the judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County, welcome to the official website of the Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program.
The goal of the mediation program is to deliver critical services to Cook County homeowners in crisis as early as possible once the foreclosure process begins. As part of the program, homeowners who have received a summons to appear in court will have access to housing counseling and legal assistance at no charge.
With the support and information provided through the mediation program, homeowners in foreclosure will be able to explore their options to either stay in their homes or negotiate a respectable exit.
To schedule a free meeting with a housing counselor – the first step in the mediation process – homeowners who have received a court summons can call our toll-free help line at 877.895.2444 (or 312.836.5222 TDD).
Homeowners who are concerned about their mortgages, but who have not received a summons from the court and are not currently in foreclosure, should click here for a list of available resources.
For more information and full program details, please see our About page. To learn more about the organizations involved in this effort, please see our Partners page.
Timothy C. Evans
Circuit Court of Cook County
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For a list of current resources that may be able to provide help, click here.
DISCLAIMER: The Circuit Court of Cook County, Office of the Chief Judge provides this web site only as a source of public information on the Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. All efforts are made to ensure that information and links are accurate and current. However, users should not cite this information as an official or authoritative source and are advised to independently verify all information. Information contained on this web site should in no way be construed as legal advice.
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In order to participate in the program, homeowners must be Cook County residents living in the building in foreclosure, which may be a single-family home, condominium unit or apartment building with four or fewer units. If you think you may qualify, call toll-free at 877.895.2444 (or 312.836.5222 TDD) for more information.