MTO Honors Gloria Seals For Her Work Improving Chicago Asthma Symptoms
April 14, 2014 – 11:17 AM | No Comment

This year at our Annual Healthy Homes-Healthy Chicago Spring Celebration, MTO will honor Gloria Seals, Intervention Coordinator for Sinai Urban Health Institute, for her outstanding leadership and dedication to improving asthma symptoms for children and adults across …

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Help Yourself to a Healthy Home Help Yourself to a Healthy Home

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offers education on how to protect your children’s health with this booklet “Help Yourself to a Healthy Home.”   Learn about what hidden dangers may be in …

“No 8s: Should Cook County outlaw discrimination against Section 8 Voucher Holders?” Chicago Muckrakers article “No 8s: Should Cook County outlaw discrimination against Section 8 Voucher Holders?” Chicago Muckrakers article

Gale Riley had lived at 927 S. Wesley Ave. in Oak Park for three years when the new management company sent her a notice saying her lease wouldn’t be renewed.
Riley checked with other tenants in …

Tenants Lead the Fight Against Discrimination Tenants Lead the Fight Against Discrimination

Low-income tenants throughout the city are fighting to end discrimination against voucher holders in suburban Cook County.  One tenant leader, Mr. Green wages an inspiring daily campaign from his wheelchair.  Mr. Green has lived at …

Keep Chicago Renting Campaign Keep Chicago Renting Campaign

In 2011, MTO’s Tenants Rights Hotline received 709 calls from renters in the City of Chicago caught up in the foreclosure of their buildings.  Renters are the hidden victims of the foreclosure crisis.  According to …

Friendly Reminder: Heat requirements start Sept 15 & end June 1 Friendly Reminder: Heat requirements start Sept 15 & end June 1

We would like to remind everyone that starting September 15th the heat should be turned ON.  Heat minimum requirements are from September 15 – June 1.  The minimum heat requirement for residential units is: between 8:30 …

Get the Facts: Section 8 Protections Fact Sheets Get the Facts:  Section 8 Protections Fact Sheets

Proposal to Amend the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance:
Preventing Source of Income Discrimination
The Problem:
• The Cook County Human Rights Ordinance (CCHRO) currently protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of a person’s source of income …

It’s Wrong, It’s Discrimination; Click to Sign the Petition! It’s Wrong, It’s Discrimination; Click to Sign the Petition!

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Discrimination against housing voucher holders is wrong – just like any other form of discrimination. Please take a minute to sign our petition, and then call your commissioner to say: “I …

Are Our Neighborhoods Making Us Sick? Spring 2012 Shelterforce Are Our Neighborhoods Making Us Sick?  Spring 2012 Shelterforce

The Spring edition of Shelterforce Magazine (published by the National Housing Institute) focused on Healthy Homes and Environmental Justice.  Check out the below articles to learn more about how housing, community development and your health …