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One out of every three Americans has an arrest record. Nearly 50% of children have a parent with a criminal record. Housing policies that ban people with records disproportionately affects people of color and people …

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One out of every three Americans has an arrest record. Nearly 50% of children have a parent with a criminal record. Housing policies that ban people with records disproportionately affects people of color and people …

Unincorporated Cook County Home to Many Housing Problems Unincorporated Cook County Home  to Many Housing Problems

Without the protection of laws like Chicago’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance, renters in unincorporated communities in suburban Cook County are often the victims of unscrupulous landlords and property managers.

In March, that fact became an …

Housing Activists Disrupt Mayor, Call for CHA Accountability Housing Activists Disrupt Mayor, Call for CHA Accountability

Demonstrators interrupted Mayor Emanuel’s speech Wednesday morning during Crain’s ‪#‎FutureChicago‬ Conference to demand passage of the ‪#‎KeepingThePromise‬ Ordinance. Wealthy business leaders and other members of Chicago’s elite met to discuss the “future” of the city, but there was …

Retaliation by landlords is illegal. Know your rights, stay the course, and win Retaliation by landlords is illegal. Know your rights, stay the course, and win

After Carl (not his real name) repeatedly contacted his landlord about needed repairs in his apartment, without success, he didn’t know what to do.  He had rented the apartment in a Pilsen three-flat when he …

Malcolm X, Gentrification and Housing as a Human Right Malcolm X, Gentrification and Housing as a Human Right

Every day the Metropolitan Tenants Organization works with renters who are facing the negative effects of gentrification and other economic forces that threaten their housing. Thousands of low-income renters and homeowners are displaced every year …