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“How-To” Guide – Dealing with Extreme Cold
December 27, 2017 – 7:48 AM | No Comment
“How-To” Guide – Dealing with Extreme Cold

Landlords in Chicago must heat residential buildings to at least 68 degrees during the day and 66 degrees overnight (from September 15 to June 1). 
If you are unable to resolve a heating problem with your …

Tenant Takes Action After Being Locked Out By Her Landlord
October 30, 2015 – 1:09 PM | No Comment
Tenant Takes Action After Being Locked Out By Her Landlord

Right now, someone in Chicago is being locked out of their apartment by their landlord. These illegal evictions turn tenants’ lives upside down. Families are uprooted from their homes, affecting their jobs, schools and their …

Friendly Reminder: Heat requirements start Sept 15; end June 1
October 4, 2015 – 9:36 AM | One Comment
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: 68 degrees …

Mount Prospect Family Files Hate Crime Lawsuit Against Neighbor
March 18, 2014 – 8:39 AM | No Comment
Mount Prospect Family Files Hate Crime Lawsuit Against Neighbor

The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law filed a hate crime lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of  Iris Howe and her family against their neighbor, Terry Calliari.
Iris Howe, who is …

We have 1 question for you
March 12, 2014 – 8:10 AM | No Comment
We have 1 question for you

What is the most important issue facing renters today?
Rents too high?
Poor building/living conditions?
Building Foreclosures & Conversions?
Landlords/Tenants don’t know the law?
Something else?
To reply, simply CLICK HERE and submit your answer using Survey Monkey! We truly value your time …

Congratulations to Parkway Gardens!
February 25, 2014 – 1:54 PM | No Comment
Congratulations to Parkway Gardens!

Tenants and organizers have worked long and hard to secure this rehab, and the results are phenomenal! Related Companies was recently honored with the Outstanding For-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project Award for Parkway Gardens. At the …

MTO Fights Mass Evictions in Logan Square
January 31, 2014 – 12:33 PM | No Comment
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?
January 15, 2014 – 12:53 PM | No Comment
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!
January 9, 2014 – 11:30 AM | No Comment
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 …

Meet the Millers: despite battling homelessness, they still found a way to be together.
November 27, 2013 – 8:21 AM | No Comment
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, …