No Sanctuary: A Slumlord Is A Slumlord!
October 17, 2014 – 12:51 PM | No Comment

No heat, huge rats, broken locks, lead poisoning, windows falling out, unlawful board-ups and move-outs: these are the immoral and dehumanizing conditions that families are experiencing at a Chicago building owned and operated by the St. …

Read the full story »
Evictions & Foreclosures

Guides about evictions, foreclosures, and moving out.

Apartment Conditions & Repair

Find out how to address repair issues with your landlord.

Leases & Security Deposits

Starting and ending the rental agreement; security deposits.

Heat, Utilities & Other Essential Services

Gas or water turned off? No heat in your apartment? Click here.

Lockouts and Retaliation

Lockouts, unlawful landlord entry and more.

Latest News »

No Sanctuary: A Slumlord Is A Slumlord!

252422_231334746883174_3480016_nNo heat, huge rats, broken locks, lead poisoning, windows falling out, unlawful board-ups and move-outs: these are the immoral and dehumanizing conditions that families are experiencing at a Chicago building owned and operated by the St. Michael Missionary Baptist Church. That’s why we are calling on all Chicagoans to take action for these residents! 

 

THESE CONDITIONS ARE UNACCEPTABLE!

 

church

 

TAKE ACTION NOW

 

1.) Call the church and ask Pastor Clifford Spears to fix these deplorable conditions: 773-826-8554

 

2.) Sign the CHHIP petition to support the Healthy Homes Campaign

 

3.) Call your Alderman and tell them to support the Chicago Healthy Homes Inspection Program (CHHIP). Click here to find out what ward you are in and who your Alderman is, or call 312-744-6770

 

Under the (CHHIP) program all rental units would be inspected regularly.  It would prevent situations like this from happening and put slumlords out of business! We believe that the City should initiate a proactive inspection program that could identify home-based health hazards along with general maintenance needs, and require property owners to make the necessary repairs. The current building inspection system puts the burden of requesting proper maintenance on tenants, allowing property owners to neglect buildings without regular code enforcement, which forces families to relocate or live with egregious conditions affecting their health. In today’s economy, moving is not always a viable option. Protect your family and the renters of our city by taking actions to make the change you want to see!

Sincerely,

Metropolitan Tenants Organization

mto1.png

 

 

MTO Volunteer Helps Prevent Homelessness MTO Volunteer Helps Prevent Homelessness

By: Riley HB Riley
It was a cold day, unseasonably so for September, and I was ill-prepared to be working outside for hours. Cold aside, I was pumped with energy to be participating in my first …

‘Logan Square For All’ Rally Takes Affordable Housing Message to the Streets ‘Logan Square For All’ Rally Takes Affordable Housing Message to the Streets

By Darryl Holliday

LOGAN SQUARE — The fight to keep the Milshire Hotel affordable took to the streets Tuesday night as nearly 100 people met at The Eagle monument before marching to the Logan Square SRO.

Ald. Scott …

Judge Orders Slumlord Millionaire to Pay Rosemoor Tenants For Move Judge Orders Slumlord Millionaire to Pay Rosemoor Tenants For Move

A group of SRO tenants who probably couldn’t afford to buy a late-model Chevy if they pooled their money taught luxury auto dealer Joe Perillo a lesson Friday in Cook County Circuit Court.
In the process, …

Voter Registration Training – Mobilize For Power – Sept 4th Voter Registration Training – Mobilize For Power – Sept 4th

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Logan Square For All Rally, Thursday, August 21 Logan Square For All Rally, Thursday, August 21

The City of Chicago is finally taking action to preserve single room occupancy (SRO) buildings, which are often the housing of last resort for the city’s most vulnerable residents. But developer Mark Fishman, a notorious …

1st Annual Kayaking Friendraiser – Sept 13 1st Annual Kayaking Friendraiser – Sept 13

     Click Here To Purchase Tickets or Donate!
                                                      …

Pack City Hall for a Chicago For All, July 30th! Pack City Hall for a Chicago For All, July 30th!

Please join us for a press conference on Wednesday, July 30th (the same day the City Council will vote on the proposed SRO Moratorium), to announce the introduction of the Keeping The Promise Ordinance. This …