The Fight for Human Rights is not on Winter Vacation
January 5, 2017 – 1:03 PM | No Comment

While many of us were revving up for the holidays, other Chicago residents were standing up against violations of civil and human rights across our city. On December 21, 2016 human rights organizers held a …

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Celebrating the Movement — May 11, 2015 Celebrating the Movement — May 11, 2015

We’ve worked hard all year, we are going to party one night. We hope you will join us in Celebrating the Movement as we pat ourselves on the back for a good year, and hoist …

A Letter to the Investor Buying Our Building A Letter to the Investor Buying Our Building

Earlier this month, William McHalffey died quietly in his small studio apartment. A few days later, his neighbor Janice Harper sent this letter to the Seattle Weekly. MTO is moved by this letter from a tenant …

MTO In The News… MTO In The News…

Some days Metropolitan Tenants Organization (MTO) is so busy responding to housing emergencies that we don’t have time to report on them. Fortunately, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown has been following the action. Brown presented his readers …

SRO Preservation Ordinance

ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is a home-rule unit of government under Article Vll, Section 6(a) of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and, as such, may exercise any power and perform …

Voter Registration Now Open for Runoff Election Voter Registration Now Open for Runoff Election

Voter registration for the upcoming Mayoral runoff is now open online and at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners’ office at 69 West Washington Street. You can also get mail-in registration forms at local libraries. …

FROZEN (not the movie) – A Call For Support FROZEN (not the movie) – A Call For Support

Call 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris’ Office: 773-874-3300 | City Hall Office 312-744-3075
Email Alderman Harris at: mharris@cityofchicago.org and michelleharris8@gmail.com 

Demand that the city protect these tenants and put the building into receivership immediately.
Urge Alderman Harris to support the Chicago Healthy …

Tenants Avoid Homelessness On Thanksgiving Tenants Avoid Homelessness On Thanksgiving

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 …