Malcolm X, Gentrification and Housing as a Human Right
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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 …

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MTO Fights Mass Evictions in Logan Square MTO Fights Mass Evictions in Logan Square

Mass evictions and drastic rent increases have long been a staple tool of unscrupulous real estate developers. Now, tenants in 2536 N. Sawyer, a 50-unit apartment complex in Logan Square purchased by M. Fishman & Co., …

Has your home been tested for Radon? Has your home been tested for Radon?

January is National Radon Action Month.  Everyone is encouraged to test their home for harmful levels of radon.  Radon is a natural colorless, odorless radioactive gas and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. …

Ten successes your support made possible in 2013! Ten successes your support made possible in 2013!

Happy New Year! We want to thank you for your support over the past year. Together we made significant strides towards making sure that everyone has safe, decent and accessible housing that is affordable. Together we …

Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1.
Section 2-112-160 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored and deleting the language struck …

Step by Step the Longest March Can Be Won: The Struggle to Define Housing as a Human Right Step by Step the Longest March Can Be Won: The Struggle to Define Housing as a Human Right

By John Bartlett[1]
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.  — Martin Luther King, Jr.[2]
The housing crisis of the past few years has …

Come Celebrate With MTO This Friday, December 6! Come Celebrate With MTO This Friday, December 6!

Join us for MTO’s Annual Membership Holiday Party & Awards Dinner!
Date: Friday Dec. 6th, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Place: Chicago Urban League (4510 S Michigan)
Parking available; handicapped accessible
Come celebrate another successful year fighting for …

Meet the Millers: despite battling homelessness, they still found a way to be together. Meet the Millers: despite battling homelessness, they still found a way to be together.

Debra and Jimi Miller are tenant leaders with MTO. The Millers have been active at MTO over the past year and got involved when they received a housing choice voucher. Prior to receiving the voucher, …

“Squared Away Chicago” Renters App Now on-line! “Squared Away Chicago” Renters App Now on-line!

CHICAGO – A first-in-the-nation web-based app to facilitate communications and improve relations between tenants and landlords, ”Squared Away Chicago”, was launched today by the Metropolitan Tenants Organization (MTO) at a reception for housing and technology leaders hosted by The …

Chicago Tribune: New app aims to improve landlord-tenant relationship Chicago Tribune: New app aims to improve landlord-tenant relationship

Mary Ellen Podmolik
The Homefront
October 18, 2013
Renters most often seek help from the Metropolitan Tenants Organization when they have problems with a landlord. Now, the longtime Chicago nonprofit is taking to technology in an effort to improve …