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MTO receives 2017 HMRPG Social Justice Award
October 16, 2017 – 8:41 AM | No Comment
MTO receives 2017 HMRPG Social Justice Award

“Like healthcare, housing is a human right”, said John Bartlett, MTO’s Executive Director, Friday night while receiving the 2017 Health and Medicine Policy Research Group Award at the #hmprggala. The Health and Medicine Policy Research Group …

MTO Sponsors Water at Risk: A Tribal Leaders’ Perspective
July 31, 2017 – 9:14 AM | No Comment
MTO Sponsors Water at Risk: A Tribal Leaders’ Perspective

The Metropolitan Tenants Organization is co-sponsoring “Water at Risk”, a program highlighting the Standing Rock Sioux and Menominee Tribes’ campaigns to protect their tribes’ water resources. Several people have asked why would MTO, a housing …

Shondra’s Story is an all too familiar tale for renters
June 29, 2017 – 9:27 AM | No Comment
Shondra’s Story is an all too familiar tale for renters

Just recently, Shondra was walking from work when she passed a rally a couple blocks from her home in Pilsen. She stopped and listened to a neighbor tell how his landlord had just given everyone in the building …

Strike! MTO’s Annual Bowl-A-Thon
June 20, 2017 – 7:59 AM | No Comment
Strike! MTO’s Annual Bowl-A-Thon

Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 3PM-6PM
Diversey River Bowl, 2211 Diversey, Chicago IL

Each year MTO sponsors a bowling tournament to raise funds to support our mission to educate, organize and empower tenants to have a voice …

Pilsen Tenants Fight Back Against Mass Eviction
April 19, 2017 – 9:10 AM | No Comment
Pilsen Tenants Fight Back Against Mass Eviction

When the tenants at 1722 W 21st Street got 30-day notices saying they must move out of their apartments, they were outraged. Monroe management had recently evicted their neighbors too. The building next door was …

TAKE ACTION: Show your support for two important housing initiatives!
March 22, 2017 – 11:19 AM | No Comment
TAKE ACTION: Show your support for two important housing initiatives!

MTO and its allies are working on two important rental housing initiatives: Just Cause for Eviction and the Chicago Healthy Homes Inspection Program (CHHIP). These are two pieces of a broader housing justice platform of affordability, accessibility, habitability and …

The question is, how do we become better allies?
March 8, 2017 – 12:20 PM | One Comment
The question is, how do we become better allies?

Today is International Women’s Day. On this day, women all across the world receive praises that go unsaid the rest of the year. It’s also a day for women like myself to reflect on what …

IT Campaign
February 6, 2017 – 7:19 AM | No Comment
IT Campaign

MTO kicks-off IT Campaign
 
With a lot of help from our friends, the Metropolitan Tenants Organization today begins a targeted fundraising campaign to upgrade our computers and computer network.  The Pierce Family Foundation has kicked-off the …

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

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 …

MTO Works in Woodlawn
January 2, 2017 – 1:20 PM | No Comment
MTO Works in Woodlawn

Sheila was exhausted.  Her Woodlawn apartment was cold and unlivable — except to the rats, which constantly made their way in through holes in the kitchen walls.  In her bedroom, cold air flowed freely through …