Tenants Avoid Homelessness On Thanksgiving
December 4, 2014 – 2:14 PM | No Comment

The Metropolitan Tenants Organization is the “go to” organization for thousands of Chicago renters who face serious housing problems.  Every year MTO answers their call and works with individuals and tenant associations to assert their right …

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Cook County Responds to Glenview Landlord Ordinance Concerns Cook County Responds to Glenview Landlord Ordinance Concerns

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle this week responded to a recent letter submitted by Open Communities, regarding Glenview’s recent landlord ordinance allowing landlords to deny rent to Section 8 applicants. Read the full letter below.
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October 15th: Take Back Chicago! October 15th: Take Back Chicago!

Take Back Chicago!
October 15th
UIC Forum
725 W Roosevelt
5pm Rally and March
6-7:30pm Meeting
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Raise the minimum wage to ensure …

MTO’s New Mobile Phone App Coming Soon MTO’s New Mobile Phone App Coming Soon

Did you know that we’re going to revolutionize Chicago’s rental market with a new mobile phone app? It’s true! Our app, Squared Away, will help tenants like you solve a repair issue or problem with …

The next Tenants Congress is September 18th! The next Tenants Congress is September 18th!

The Tenants Congress is a citywide coalition of tenants who meet every other month to strategize on effective campaigns to address the various issues that affect housing in Chicago. We’re hopeful that more renters will join …

Nonprofit Challenges New Ordinance Excluding Voucher Holders From Protection Against Discrimination Nonprofit Challenges New Ordinance Excluding Voucher Holders From Protection Against Discrimination

The following open letter to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle was submitted by Open Communities, regarding Glenview’s recent landlord ordinance allowing landlords to deny rent to Section 8 applicants.
Dear President Preckwinkle,
On behalf of Open Communities and eleven other fair housing …

Illinois’s 33%: The Illinois Poverty Report Illinois’s 33%: The Illinois Poverty Report

Over 48.5 million people in the United States are living in poverty, 1.9 million of them in Illinois. The scale and conditions of poverty make it one of the most pressing social issues facing our state and …

Study Finds No Relationship Between Housing Choice Vouchers and Increased Crime Rates Study Finds No Relationship Between Housing Choice Vouchers and Increased Crime Rates

A recent study, conducted by Professor Michael C. Lens at UCLA’s Department of Urban Planning and published in Urban Studies, finds that there is no correlation between the number of voucher holders residing in an area and …