Articles in Lockouts and Retaliation
This is an informational resource list. None of the following organizations have affiliation with the Metropolitan Tenants Organization.
Legal Organization Referrals
Evictions (tenant must be low-income)
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (referral must be faxed)…………..312-784-3527
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services …
Special Police Order 93-12
NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
Lockouts from rental any unit are illegal in the City of Chicago.
What is a lock-out?
This letter applies to residents within the city of Chicago only who are covered under the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.