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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 …

MTO Volunteer Helps Prevent Homelessness
September 30, 2014 – 12:07 PM | No Comment
MTO Volunteer Helps Prevent Homelessness

By: Riley HB Riley
It was a cold day, unseasonably so for September, and I was ill-prepared to be working outside for hours. Cold aside, I was pumped with energy to be participating in my first …

Judge Orders Slumlord Millionaire to Pay Rosemoor Tenants For Move
September 15, 2014 – 8:58 AM | No Comment
Judge Orders Slumlord Millionaire to Pay Rosemoor Tenants For Move

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, …

Welcome to Chicago, Here Are Your Bed Bugs.
July 7, 2014 – 9:05 AM | No Comment
Welcome to Chicago, Here Are Your Bed Bugs.

Tricia Jones recently relocated to the bed bug capital of the United States – Chicago, IL.  In her very first Chicago apartment, she was welcomed by a full blown infestation.  She didn’t know what to …

Tenants Organize to Force Owner to Negotiate
November 19, 2012 – 10:24 AM | No Comment
Tenants Organize to Force Owner to Negotiate

Single Room Occupancy hotels provide some of the poorest people in our communities with housing.  While this is hardly housing of choice, many residents of Chicago are very grateful the option exists.  At least this …

Empowered Seniors at 353 E. 53rd Street
March 3, 2011 – 1:37 PM | No Comment
Empowered Seniors at 353 E. 53rd Street

In January of 2011, tenants from a senior building at 353 E. 53rd Street called MTO complaining of repair problems in their building.  The hotline counselor suggested building organizing to help address the building problems …

Tenants Get Repairs and Fight Foreclosure
April 6, 2010 – 10:07 AM | No Comment
Tenants Get Repairs and Fight Foreclosure

In August of 2008 tenants from a building in Englewood called MTO’s Tenants Rights Hotline complaining about egregious conditions including broken security locks, pest infestations, and lack of essential services, like heat.  MTO immediately sent …

MTO Organizers Support Tenant in Fighting Lock-out and Restoring Utilities
January 13, 2010 – 11:55 AM | No Comment
MTO Organizers Support Tenant in Fighting Lock-out and Restoring Utilities

On December 17th a tenant residing at 634 N. Ridgeway called the Metropolitan Tenants Organizations (MTO) hotline in regards to no heat.  The tenant was referred to MTO organizers who immediately went to the building. …

Tenants Get Heat Restored
December 23, 2009 – 11:58 AM | No Comment
Tenants Get Heat Restored

Tenants from the building located at 3045 W 63rd St. call the MTO because their building was in horrible condition and they were not going to take it anymore.  When the MTO organizers arrived at …