Judge Orders Slumlord Millionaire to Pay Rosemoor Tenants For Move
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A group of SRO tenants who probably couldn’t afford to buy a late-model Chevy if they pooled their money taught luxury auto dealer Joe Perillo a lesson Friday in Cook County Circuit Court.
In the process, …

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UPDATE: Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance Passed By City Council UPDATE: Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance Passed By City Council

In the wake of the foreclosure crisis, community groups from the Keep Chicago Renting coalition, comprised of 13 labor, community and policy groups successfully worked for passage of the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance (KCRO).  At …

Chicago Council passes Bed Bug Ordinance Chicago Council passes Bed Bug Ordinance

The City of Chicago has recently been named the nation’s #1 city infested with bed bugs.  Everyday MTO’s tenants’ rights hotline receives calls from renters throughout the City and suburbs dealing with the pesky pests. …

MTO Launches 2013 Bowl-a-MANIA! MTO Launches 2013 Bowl-a-MANIA!

Participate in Bowl-a-MANIA 2013!
On August 24, 2013, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
at the Diversey River Bowl located at
2211 W. Diversey;
MTO Board, staff members and friends will participate in the 26th Annual Bowl-a-thon fundraiser.
COME …

“The Link Between Lead Poisoning and Underperforming Students” Chicago Reader feature story “The Link Between Lead Poisoning and Underperforming Students” Chicago Reader feature story

With mounting evidence that lead poisoning results in lower test scores, more children repeating grades, and worse, why has so little been done in Chicago to reverse the damage?
By: Megan Cottrell – Chicago Reader – …

Hotline Volunteer Training: June 8 Hotline Volunteer Training:  June 8

Are you interested in helping others?  Doing something positive with your free time?  Being an advocate for social justice?  Learning about current landlord/tenant issues and laws?  Join us for a tenants’ rights hotline training on …

County Votes to End Discrimination County Votes to End Discrimination

On May 8, 2013 the Cook County Board of Commissioners, in a landmark vote to end discriminatory housing practices throughout Suburban Cook County, voted to pass the Source of Income Amendment to the Cook County …

MTO Celebrates Past Success and Inspires for the Future MTO Celebrates Past Success and Inspires for the Future

Friends, activists and dignitaries packed the upstairs lounge at Revolution Brewing for Metropolitan Tenants Organization’s annual Renters’ Spring Celebration.
This year’s celebration commemorated the 45th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act.  Honorees …

Ms. Rose Green awarded Ralph Scott Award for Tenant Leadership Ms. Rose Green awarded Ralph Scott Award for Tenant Leadership

It is most fitting that the 2nd Annual Ralph Scott Award for Tenant Leadership will go to Rose Green, president of Rogers Park-based New Directions for Change, an organization which works on issues of low-income …

Report challenges tie between housing vouchers, crime: Chicago Tribune Report challenges tie between housing vouchers, crime:  Chicago Tribune

 
Renters’ use of housing choice vouchers, more commonly known as Section 8 vouchers, long has worried communities that the arrival of voucher-holding tenants in a neighborhood will lead to crime and, eventually, lower property values.
That’s …